Environment

Ethiopia struggles to clean up tanneries

BY ANDUALEM SISAY GESSESSE – Kasim Yirga was only 19 when he was first recruited by Modjo Tannery some 30 years ago. Today, earning 1,000 birr per month — the equivalent to around $55 USD — he works in the tannery on a machine that removes hair and fats from the skin after soaking. Before Ethiopian […]