Ethiopia: coffee trademark

“So … the whole Starbucks – Ethiopia affair boils down to a corporate shakedown of Meles Inc. against an honest corporate citizen. Does anyone out there really believe that a single Ethiopian peasant would have seen a cent of money from coffee any more than they see any results from billions in foreign aid?,” writes Ethiopundit.

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