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Feb 21st, 2013
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By Anders Kelto, theworld At a salon in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, customer Erica Kanesa relaxes in a leather chair. “I’m just doing manicure and pedicure,” she says, leaning her head back while a beautician works on her nails. Spa businesses in Ethiopia are thriving because the country’s middl...
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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 […]...
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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, ...
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Aug 23rd, 2012
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Dutch Ethiopians: ‘Ethiopia is at crossroads’ Many Ethiopians living in the Netherlands share the same ambiguous feelings about the recent death of Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zelawi. They are sad that a fellow human being has passed away, but at the same time they think it’s a blessing for the co...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 2nd, 2012
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A top Ethiopian official says the health of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi is “much improved” in recent days, following treatment for an unspecified illness. Meles has not been seen in public for more than a month, and opposition websites this week reported the Ethiopian leader is dead. In an inte...
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Jun 26th, 2012
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A plane passenger was left sitting across the aisle from a body on a 4,500 mile flight. Reporter Lena Pettersson, 34, said the 35-year-old man was taken ill and died shortly after take-off from Amsterdam heading for Tanzania. The Swede said: “The crew didn’t seem to know what to do. It wa...
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Dec 16th, 2010
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The man accused of trying to blow up a U.S. airliner with a bomb hidden in his underwear last Christmas, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, was arraigned on Thursday on new charges related to the plot. A federal grand jury on Wednesday indicted Abdulmutallab on two new charges: conspiracy and possession of a...