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Aug 27th, 2012
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Women from the “Let’s Save Togo” coalition have called on all females in the country to refrain from sex for a week to force Togolese men into supporting the group during their demonstrations against the government. For weeks, Togo has seen clashes between security forces and protesters who are...
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Aug 27th, 2012
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By Getahune Bekele The tiresome pedagogue and pathological liar of the highest echelon, The scheming Bereket Simeon, who until recently insisted that Zenawi will be back before September, is once again planning to deceive the world by staging a well choreographed fake funeral for the late despot, Mel...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 25th, 2012
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Ethiopia will hold a state funeral for late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, who died Monday after 21 years in power, with regional heads of state expected to attend, officials said Saturday. During the funeral, to be held on September 2, a procession will convene at Addis Ababa’s Meskel Square, a ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 25th, 2012
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                                                               BY Getahune Bekele Sentenced to 18 years imprisonment under the controversial and draconian anti terrorism law and fined 50,000 Birr, Zerihune Gebre Egziabher (pictured), president of Ethiopian National Unity party is dying after severely...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 24th, 2012
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Barcelona came from behind to beat Real Madrid 3-2 at the Nou Camp and take a slender lead from the first leg of the Spanish Supercopa. Cristiano Ronaldo headed Real into the lead against the run of play 10 minutes into the second half from Mesut Ozil’s corner, but Barcelona responded as Pedro ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 23rd, 2012
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By Peter Gill In the rush to judgement on the record and the legacy of Meles Zenawi as Ethiopia’s leader for the past two decades, the man himself has barely left the shadows. Yes, he achieved record economic growth for his country, and yes, he was a force for stability and an ally in the […]...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 23rd, 2012
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By Richard Dowden Earlier this year I wrote that ‘Meles Zenawi is the cleverest and most engaging Prime Minister in Africa’ but I always felt that when I talked to Ethiopians about him it seemed like I was speaking about a different person. It was as if he had two personalities – one for Ethiopians, ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 22nd, 2012
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Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, who has died at the age of 57, was rightly described as an important Western ally in the Horn of Africa. Yet, he is an unlikely partner for Western democracies. A hardline Marxist-Leninist, who once believed the Soviet Union and China had sold out and looked ins...
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Aug 22nd, 2012
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By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 22nd, 2012
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INTERNATIONAL CRISIS GROUP The West will need to show tougher love to his successor than it did to Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, who died Monday, if one of its most important regional allies is to remain stable. Ethiopia after Meles, the latest International Crisis Group briefing, analyses t...