Ethiopia: Governing the Streets of Addis - Not By the Law of the Jungle

[Addis Standard] Tuesday May 10, 2011, was the day when Diriba Kuma, Ethiopia's then minister of transport, told the public that Ethiopia had prepared a ten-year "national traffic safety strategic action plan," for the years from 2012 - 2022. His announcement didn't come out of the blue. In March 2010, the UN general assembly had recognized and discussed a topic long overdue, and was initiated by Russia: "The tremendous global burden of fatalities resulting from road crashes." Following the usual discussions on the floor,