Ethiopia – Expensive New Year as Chicken Prices Skyrocket

MSNBC

By ANITA POWELL
AP
Thurs., Sept. 11, 2008

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – Chicken is to Ethiopian holidays as turkey is to American Thanksgiving.

But people trying to buy live birds for Thursday’s Ethiopian New Year celebrations found the price suddenly out of reach even for the relatively well-off.

International food aid officials say inflation and rising global food prices, combined with the normal holiday demand for chicken, sent the price soaring from about US$5 (€3.60) for a live bird last year to more than $8 (€5.75) in many places.

Tikunesh Berehanu, 53, a house cleaner in the capital, Addis Ababa, said she shelled out the equivalent of about US$7 to celebrate the start of the Ethiopian year 2001, which began at 6 a.m. under the nation’s unique, Coptic Christianity-based calendar. Read More.

1 Response to “Ethiopia – Expensive New Year as Chicken Prices Skyrocket”


  1. 1 Workineh Sep 13th, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    I don’t think the tplf boys are aware of this this price inflation. ‘Cause they are partying in the Embassies around the globe selling their ideology. Their ideology being lying and corrupting that poor nation and proud people. Where as Meles does similar at Sheraton Addis at the Imperial Palace.

    So, how could they be blamed?

    They are born to do evil on humanity but entertain foreign dignitaries and bribe foreign media personnel.

    God will have solution in mysterious ways! Let’s wait and see.

    Let’s pray!

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