Hailemariam

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Feb 14th, 2014
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by MeKonnen H. Birru, PhD Arrogance, ignorance, and incompetence. Not a pretty cocktail of personality traits in the best of situations. No sirree. Not a pretty cocktail in an office-mate and not a pretty cocktail in a head of state. In fact, in a leader, it’s a lethal cocktail. Graydon Carter More t...
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Feb 10th, 2014
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Behold the rider of the Black Horse (famine) eyeing Ethiopia once again Last week, NBC News aired an investigative report by Martin Geissler on the creeping famine in Ethiopia: [Ethiopia] is the face of the world food crises. In a village in Southern Ethiopia, mothers cue with their malnourished chil...
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Jun 4th, 2013
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By Shiferaw Abebe In two recent postings, Dr. Tecola Hagos shared with readers of this page his optimism about the EPRDF governance under Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn. While he has already characterized potential detractors as being “trapped in the past unable to see changes and new possibilit...
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May 22nd, 2013
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By Messay Kebede Since the death of Prime Minister Meles, the political situation of Ethiopia has entered a phase of uncertainty with no clear momentum toward stabilization. Despite predictions of the imminent collapse of the EPRDF, either under the pressure of a popular uprising or splits within its...
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May 21st, 2013
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By Teklu Abate The regime in Ethiopia and the opposition in the Diaspora and at home appear to live in totally different ‘worlds’. Each is a typical alien to the other. The governing party sees the opposition as powerless, incompetent, disorganized, delusional, visionless, and remnants of the past re...
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Mar 26th, 2013
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(Reuters) – Ethiopia’s ruling coalition re-elected Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn as chairman on Tuesday, completing a smooth transition after the death last year of his predecessor Meles Zenawi who kept a tight grip on power for 21 years. Hailemariam, 47, was appointed premier in Se...
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Mar 22nd, 2013
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Prime Minister Hailemarim Desalegn held discussions with the UAE’s Foreign Minister, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, at his offices on Thursday (March 22). On the occasion, Prime Minister Hailemariam extended appreciation to Sheikh Abdullah for his second visit to Ethiopia and highlighted ...
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Feb 19th, 2013
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Addis Fortune True to his promise, Hailemariam Desalegn, prime minister, summoned some of his senior officials in the macroeconomic team to his office up at Lorenzo Te’azaz Street last week. Among these officials were two or three who are locked in a feud over the availability and stock of the ...
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Feb 6th, 2013
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Prime Minister Hailemariam inaugurated the pharmaceutical plant for the UAE’s company pharmaceutical giant Julphar’ today (February 6th) here in the Gerji area of Addis Ababa. The inauguration ceremony was also attended by United Arab Emirates Foreign Trade Minister, Sheikha Libna Binti K...
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Jan 14th, 2013
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column In July 2012, when the probability of a post-Meles Ethiopia appeared inevitable, a diplomat based in Addis Abeba pressed me to speculate on prospective successors. I insisted on “Hailemariam Desalegn, or someone like him”. The answer did not seem plausible to the diplomat, and she ...