In November, the Crown prince and princess visited the country with a large delegation of Norwegian companies. Though saluted for engaging in health and education in Ethiopia, the delegation was also criticized for not addressing the human rights situation. Is it the responsibility of businesses investing in Ethiopia to address these violations?
The prime minister of Ethiopia, announced his resignation on February 15, and the country declared a state of emergency that will last for six months. He said that his resignation was an essential part of the reforms required to restore peace in Ethiopia. Hundreds have been killed and thousands arrested during nearly three years of anti-government protests. Will this yield real political change in the country?
Kjetil Tronvoll, professor at Bjørknes Høyskole. Ethiopia-expert with extensive knowledge of the country and political situation.
Sigurd Jorde, journalist and researcher in the department of ethics and business in Framtiden i våre hender.
Samuel Adamu Gessesse, studying global journalism at NLA in Kristiansand through the Student at Risk programme.
Moderator is Nikolai Hegertun, PhD-student at Centre for Development and the Environment at the University of Oslo. Former project manager at Civita.