Archives for March, 2017

The Addis Ababa Landfill Tragedy

By Daniel Teferra (PhD)* According to news reports, over one hundred people died on March 8, 2017 when Addis Ababa’s landfill suddenly collapsed over the makeshift shelters nearby. Most of the victims were poor, who lived off the dump scavenging scrap materials. Since the government launched its urban renewal program, most Addis-Ababans have been forcibly...