Archive for August, 2012

Parliament session on Meles succession delayed

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

A special session of Ethiopia's parliament arranged in order to endorse the late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi's successor has been postponed. No reason has not been given for the delay. But officials say the appointment of Deputy Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn is not in dispute.

Ethiopian Tyrant Should Not Be Lionized

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

By Thor Halvorssen and Alex Gladstein | August 23, 2012 With the dust beginning to settle on yesterday’s death of Meles Zenawi—ruler of Ethiopia since 1991—Western leaders have been quick to lavish praise on his legacy. A darling of the national security and international development industries, Zenawi was applauded for ...