Monthly Archives: November 2017

‘We Are Everywhere’: How Ethiopia Became a Land of Prying Eyes

FENDIKA, Ethiopia — When he is away from his fields, Takele Alene, a farmer in northern Ethiopia, spends a lot of his time prying into the personal and political affairs of his neighbors. He knows who pays taxes on time, who has debts and who is embroiled in a land dispute. He also keeps a