I remember reading a self-assessment tool for finding out whether you might be obsessed with a topic. One of the main criteria is whether every situation keeps pointing back to one thing. I worry about this because so much of what is bad in Ethiopia, in my mind, keeps coming back to ETC. Greed=monopoly=bad service=lack of foreign direct investment=worse poverty... You get the idea. So it's nice to see so many other people talking about it.
Andrew Haven is a journalist who recently moved from Addis to Khartoum. He writes the very popular and balanced "Meskel Square" blog, although I don't know how long that name will stick now that he's moved. Meskel Square is the main referrer to this blog. Read this recent post from Sudan. Isn't it sad when we're ages behind Sudan in terms of development?