TPLF propaganda claims that Ethiopia has achieved economic growth of
about 10 per cent every year for the last decade. But one ethnic
group controls the economies. This group has in the past, and is
still building its military and intelligence . The National
Intelligence and Security Service (NISS), controlling every citizen
in the country.
so-called good economy that TPLF claims is blooming has yet to reach
most of the country’s 90 million people. Ethiopia’s national
income per head is only $400, making it one of the poorest countries
in the world.All this means that many skilled people do their utmost
to leave. The government has made this difficult by imposing
draconian restrictions on emigration.
Ethiopians are simply banned from leaving the country. Three years
ago, 60 technicians working for Ethiopian Airlines were given jobs by
other carriers based in the Gulf. Their employer simply passed
names to the Immigration and Nationality Affairs Department
– and all were prevented from leaving the country.
co-pilot who flew to Geneva might have had no legal avenue for
leaving Ethiopia permanently. He appears to have decided that
hijacking a plane was his only option, even if that will mean
spending time in a Swiss jail.