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Famine and Foreigners: Ethiopia Since Live Aid

Peter Gill


The Ethiopian famine of 25 years ago was the greatest humanitarian disaster of the late 20th century, killing more than 600,000 people before the world took notice. This book looks at Ethiopia today to piece together the real story of the last 25 years, drawing on interviews with leading Ethiopians and with an army of foreign aid officials. For this book, extensive interviews were carried out with Prime Minister Meles Zenawi and the leading development economists, Joseph E. Stiglitz, and Jeffrey Sachs. Many of Ethiopia's dignified but still hungry farmers were also interviewed. What stands out ... More

Keywords: Ethiopian famine, Meles Zenawi, Joseph E. Stiglitz, Jeffrey Sachs, economic reform, governance, political change, Live Aid

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199569847
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199569847.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Gill, author
Journalist and documentary film-maker specialising in development issues. Author of Drops in the Ocean, A Year in the Death of Africa and Body Count