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Title:The political economy of salt in the Afar Regional State in northeast Ethiopia
Author:Feyissa, DerejeISNI
Year:2011
Periodical:Review of African Political Economy (ISSN 0305-6244)
Volume:38
Issue:127
Pages:7-21
Language:English
Geographic term:Ethiopia
Subjects:political economy
salt industry
central-local government relations
minority groups
Afar
federalism
Link:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/03056244.2011.552596
Abstract:The Afar people are one of the most marginalized groups of people in the Horn of Africa. Politically they are fragmented into three countries - Ethiopia, Djibouti and Eritrea - and economically successive governments and more powerful neighbours have appropriated their fertile riverine lands. The economic and political marginalization of the Afar in Ethiopia has continued even since the establishment of a federal system and the subsequent creation of the Afar Regional State in 1991. The paper chronicles and analyses the process of marginalization of the Afar through a case study of the political economy of the recently discovered salt reserve at Lake Afdera, its impact on the derailment of Ethiopia's iodization programme, and the associated public health risks. Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract]
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