"The fact of the matter is that, by not privatizing land, the Meles government is committing despicable crimes against humanity. By not privatizing land, the government is using land to continue terrorizing the peasantry and holding them hostage in their own country." - Seid Hassan, professor of economics at Murray state University
Back in 2008 when food price inflation went up by 39.4%, Reuters reported
“Families in Addis Ababa are eating in shifts; the oldest on Monday, the second on Tuesday, the third on Wednesday. “If he’s lucky there is something for the eldest to eat on Wednesday morning or evening again.”
Today, food prices are up by a staggering 50%. Well, it's not that difficult to imagine how much the people are suffering.