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Ethiopia’s inflation has been  out of control for five consecutive years, at a great cost on the urban poor; now it looks as though it may come down to a somehow acceptable digit   

Bisrat Teshome, Special to Addis Standard

For the last five consecutive years it is a routine practice for ordinary Ethiopians to go to any given market and confront erratic prices, mostly higher, for same products purchased a few weeks, days or even hours before from the same market. Consecutive data from the country’s Central Statistics Authority (CSA) can hardly conceal this dreadful fact either. In the month of September 2008, the CSA published a data showing inflation that went through the roof (59.67%), which is the highest ever recorded in recent history of Ethiopia.

Andrew DeCort

 Zero Dark Thirty is a heart-pounding, thought-provoking thriller about the CIA’s decade-long hunt for Osama bin Laden. The film’s Oscar-nominated, controversy-igniting genius is that it marches toward an open question rather than a triumphant conclusion to such historic events. Throughout, the movie respects its viewers and requires our analysis and judgment.