Ethiopia: Rise of the Chee-Hippo Generation


InDepthAfrica — In an opinion column, Cal State San Bernardino political science professor Alemayehu G. Mariam wrote: “In my first weekly commentary of the new year, I ‘proclaimed’ 2013 ‘Year of Ethiopia’s Cheetah Generation’ (young people). I also promised to reach, teach and preach to Ethiopia’s youth this year and exhorted members of the Ethiopian intellectual class (particularly the privileged ‘professorati’) to do the same. I have also been pleading with (some say badgering) the wider Ethiopian Hippo Generation (the lost generation) to find itself, get in gear and help the youth.”

The article was published Jan. 28, 2013.

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