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By Getahune Bekele As the tyrannical ghost of the dead dictator Meles Zenawi continue to haunt Ethiopians, the junta has completely cut off Addis Ababa from the rest of Ethiopia in preparation for Sundays’ “great” funeral. According to the Horn Times reporters in the city, tens of thousands of the gn...
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President Jose Eduardo dos Santos’ ruling party has won 74 percent of the national vote, assuring his government, in power for 33 years, another five years in power. With more than 73 percent of the votes counted from Friday’s poll, the state election commission said Sunday that the Popular Movement ...
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By Jenny Vaughan — ETHIOPIA has had a long line of leaders dying in secret, hidden behind closed doors, but not a long history of funerals. In 1913, one of Ethiopia’s most renowned emperors, Menelik II, died. His death remained a secret until 1916 when officials finally announced that he had succumbe...
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By Alan Tacca, monitor By the standards of African dinosaurs, Ethiopia’s Meles Zenawi was a youngster. Only 21 years in power; and, at 57, some 30 years before the senility sometimes associated with old age began leading him to the bathroom instead of the dining-room. Older members of his club – Muga...
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by Julia Bellu, macleans Ethiopians remembered late prime minister Meles Zenawi on Sunday morning at a state funeral in Addis Ababa. Macleans.ca contributor Julia Belluz was in the country earlier this week and filed this report on a country in mourning: In a psychiatric ward in Addis Ababa, the hold...
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by Bill Weinberg, ww4report.com We are heartened to learn that President Obama is staying away from the funeral of Ethiopia’s late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, whose death was announced last week, instead sending a comparatively low-level delegation led by the US ambassador to the United Nation...
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Sep 2nd, 2012
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Thousands of people are attending the state funeral of Ethiopia’s late prime minister Meles Zenawi....
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By Mohamed Elshabik “I asked him to go to the palace as president, and I will go to jail as an inmate” The National Islamic Front (NIF) is Sudan’s branch of the Muslim Brotherhood and the name given to the key Islamic party in Sudan’s political arena before 1989. Many who witnessed the rise of [&hell...
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By Robele Ababya The moment has come to end tyranny in Ethiopia and beyond with the inglorious departure of a tyrant Meles Zenawi that has been trading in the name of the valiant people of Tigray and hoodwinking western powers as a democrat sworn to bring stability to the Horn of Africa when in fact ...
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By Luka Biong Deng As the people of Ethiopia, the continent and the world at large will pay the last tribute and farewell to the Prime Minister Meles next Sunday on 2nd September 2012 in Addis, the implications of his death will start to unfold. There is no doubt that the death of Prime Minister [&he...