The Shadow Over Ethiopia's Construction Boom

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  • Building glut seen fueling biggest political crisis in decade
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Ethiopian farmer Mulugeta Mezemir on his farmland in front of Country Club Developers properties in Addis Ababa, Ehiopia.

Photographer: William Davison/Bloomberg

When Ethiopian farmer Mulugeta Mezemir ceded his land three years ago to property developers on the fringes of the expanding capital, Addis Ababa, he felt he had no choice.

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