This trip report is based on briefings before the National Endowment for Democracy on July 26, 1991, before the Africa Subcommittee, House Foreign Relations Committee, U.S. Congress, on July 30, 1991, and before the Department of Defense (International Security Affairs) on August 7, 1991. It also includes and expands on observations the author made in a special newsletter published August 1, 1991, for the Friends of Ethiopia. The author reviews changes associated with the end of the civil war in Ethiopia. He also considers the problems the country will face in overcoming the Derg legacy. He describes conditions in several parts of the country, discusses issues related to food and famine, and reviews Ethiopia's economic and foreign-exchange needs.
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