Showing posts tagged as "meles zenawi"

Showing posts tagged meles zenawi

3 Jun
Ethiopia: Thousands protest political repression | Miami Herald
By Kirubel Tadesse
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Thousands of Ethiopian demonstrators took to the streets of the capital Sunday demanding the immediate release of jailed journalists and activists in a rare show of public opposition to the ruling party which maintains strict control over the East African nation.
Protesters marched along major streets in the capital, Addis Ababa, shouting “We need freedom,” and “We need justice.” The peaceful rally was the first major demonstration since 2005 post-election unrest when security forces killed hundreds of protesters.
FULL ARTICLE (AP via Miami Herald)
Photo: Unrest in Addis Ababa in June 2005.
Credit: Andrew Heavens/Flickr

Ethiopia: Thousands protest political repression | Miami Herald

By Kirubel Tadesse

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Thousands of Ethiopian demonstrators took to the streets of the capital Sunday demanding the immediate release of jailed journalists and activists in a rare show of public opposition to the ruling party which maintains strict control over the East African nation.

Protesters marched along major streets in the capital, Addis Ababa, shouting “We need freedom,” and “We need justice.” The peaceful rally was the first major demonstration since 2005 post-election unrest when security forces killed hundreds of protesters.

FULL ARTICLE (AP via Miami Herald)

Photo: Unrest in Addis Ababa in June 2005.

Credit: Andrew Heavens/Flickr

21 Sep
Ethiopia’s new leader takes oath of office | AFP
ADDIS ABABA — Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn took the oath of office Friday, vowing to maintain the legacy of long-time ruler Meles Zenawi who died last month.
FULL ARTICLE (AFP)
Photo: World Economic Forum/Flickr

Ethiopia’s new leader takes oath of office | AFP

ADDIS ABABA — Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn took the oath of office Friday, vowing to maintain the legacy of long-time ruler Meles Zenawi who died last month.

FULL ARTICLE (AFP)

Photo: World Economic Forum/Flickr

5 Sep

Ethiopia’s Future Without Zenawi is Uncertain | PRI’s The World

One of America’s staunchest allies in South Africa is in the middle of a tricky transition. Ethiopia is facing an uncertain future without its longtime leader, Meles Zenawi.

FULL TRANSCRIPT (PRI’s The World)

28 Aug

Remembering Meles Zenawi, Ethiopia’s Champion | NPR

By Ofeibea Quist-Arcton 

Meles Zenawi came to power in Ethiopia at the head of a rebel army that toppled dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam. For 20 years, he worked to alleviate poverty for Ethiopians, but was accused by his critics of human rights abuses and crushing dissent. Meles died this week at 57.

FULL TRANSCRIPT (NPR)

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27 Aug

Ethiopia | Spotlight Africa with Assumpta Oturu

Saturday, August 25, 2012 3:00 pm

Experts discuss the death of Meles Zenawi and the political transition that is occurring in Ethiopia.

Pacifica Radio

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25 Aug
Ethiopia: Meles Zenawi’s successor faces challenges | BBC
By Peter Biles
Ethiopia has just taken delivery of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner, said to be the world’s most advanced passenger plane. Another nine aircraft are on order.
It is perhaps a symbol that Ethiopia is on the up, shedding its old image as a land of poverty, famine and suffering.
Yet step outside Addis Ababa’s Bole Airport onto the streets of the Ethiopian capital, and you can see immediate signs that the country still has a long way to go.
FULL ARTICLE (BBC)
Photo: INABA Tomoaki/Flickr

Ethiopia: Meles Zenawi’s successor faces challenges | BBC

By Peter Biles

Ethiopia has just taken delivery of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner, said to be the world’s most advanced passenger plane. Another nine aircraft are on order.

It is perhaps a symbol that Ethiopia is on the up, shedding its old image as a land of poverty, famine and suffering.

Yet step outside Addis Ababa’s Bole Airport onto the streets of the Ethiopian capital, and you can see immediate signs that the country still has a long way to go.

FULL ARTICLE (BBC)

Photo: INABA Tomoaki/Flickr

24 Aug
"Meles adroitly navigated a number of internal crises and kept the different TPLF factions under his tight control … . Now that he’s gone, the weaknesses of the regime that he built are more likely to be exposed, and the repercussions could be felt across the region."

Emilio Manfredi, Crisis Group’s Ethiopia Analyst in “Democracy Unlikely in Post-Meles Ethiopia”  By Jerome Mwanda, In-Depth News

FULL ARTICLE (IDN)


"It was rumoured that Meles was grooming Deputy Prime Minister Hailemariam before his death."

-From Crisis Group’s report, Ethiopia After Meles
Photo: World Economic Forum/Flickr

"It was rumoured that Meles was grooming Deputy Prime Minister Hailemariam before his death."

-From Crisis Group’s report, Ethiopia After Meles

Photo: World Economic Forum/Flickr

23 Aug

The few independent, critical voices still in the country have been suffocated, closing political avenues through which to channel social grievances and making inter-ethnic relations even more delicate.

- Ethiopia After Meles, Crisis Group’s latest report
Photo: Jude Freeman/WikimediaCommons

The few independent, critical voices still in the country have been suffocated, closing political avenues through which to channel social grievances and making inter-ethnic relations even more delicate.

- Ethiopia After Meles, Crisis Group’s latest report

Photo: Jude Freeman/WikimediaCommons

22 August 2012: Prime Minister Meles Zenawi died on 20 August 2012. Emilio Manfredi, Crisis Group’s Ethiopia Analyst, explains the profound national and regional consequences of the passing of the man who ruled the country for over two decades. 5:04

(Source: crisisgroup.org / Crisis Group)