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Under the brilliant, but ruthless, Meles Zenawi a new system of "ethnic federalism" was introduced. Each ethnic group was encouraged to develop local self-government, while being guaranteed representation at the centre. A system of ethnic parties was established and nurtured. These came together ... Ethiopia
Desalegn urged all Ethiopians and the youth in particular, to refrain from anti-peace activities, and contribute their share for the ongoing democratisation in the country. Hailemariam served as Chairperson of EPRDF replacing the former Prime Minister Meles Zenawi who died in 2012. He was elected ...

The outgoing prime minister, Hailemariam, at times had been labeled as weak and in the shadow of former strongman Meles Zenawi, who died in 2012. Others argued that he successfully continued the late leader's core policies: economic transformation and repression. In a 2016 interview with the ...
We are pretty sure that the demonstration of this courageous leadership is rooted in the thoughts of the great leader late Meles Zenawi who conceptualized the Dam that can transform the energy sector to accelerate the intended development of the nation. The leader whose skillful, strategic and ...
Aside the OPDO, ANDM and SEPDM, the other party in the coalition is the Tigrayan People's Liberation Front (TPLF), accused severally of holding on to top positions in government. The last two Premiers have come from the TPLF and SEPDM. The late Meles Zenawi was in charge from 1995 till his death ... Muslim blogger
This week, Ethiopia is celebrating the 7th anniversary of the commencement of the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). While celebrating this anniversary, we cannot overlook the contributions of the great leader, the Late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi whose leadership ...

Qorshaha Mashruucan dowlada Itoobiya waxay soo bilowday 15 sano kahor, wuxuuna qeyb ka ahaa mashaariicdii Raysalwasaarihii hore ee Itoobiya Meles Zenawi uu ku doonayey inuu ku kordhiyo illaha dhaqaalah ee Itoobiya iyo sidii loo heli lahaa dekaddo uu wadankaasi aan bada lahayn kala ... Berbera
That May 16, 2005 evening, Prime Minister Meles Zenawi declared a state of emergency banning public gatherings, ordering the military into the streets and replacing the capital police with federal police. The electoral body, the National Election Board of Ethiopia, NEBE, simultaneously stopped the ...
Meles Zenawi's motivation for grinding the opposition was to remain in power forever. ... area - it was clear from the beginning that this was no more than a show trial, through which the country's strongman, Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, wanted to score a victory that he had found elusive at the elections.
The late Meles Zenawi was in charge from 1995 till his death in August 2012. Desalegn (as head of SEPDM) took over in September 2012 till his resignation in February 2018. Ethiopia to get first Muslim Prime Minister - pro-govt blogger hints https://t.co/nIcUqsepwk. -- africanews (@africanews) March ...
The Tigrayan People's Liberation Front (TPLF) is the party which has dominated the coalition for more than two decades despite the fact that Tigrayans account for only 6% of the population. The TPLF was the ethnic guerrilla organisation that brought Meles Zenawi to power in 1991, toppling the communist ...
The now resigned Premier has come to power following the sudden death of the late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi. At the time he is in the post, there had been power vacuum. Hence, his acceptance was like bit controversial, he says. Mehari also active political analyst in the country, notes that the four ...
Ethiopia's Desalegn inherited a complicated situation when he took power in 2012 after the death of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi. Zenawi had held on to power using the most repressive means while promoting the idea of a “developmental state” concerned only with economic growth. Desalegn also ...
Ethiopia's communist dictatorship came to an end in 1991 when Meles Zenawi, backed by his ethnic guerrilla organisation, the Tigrayan People's Liberation Front, took over and led a coalition. This coalition comprised parties that represented three ethnic groups, including the Amhara, Oromo and a mix of ...
It was at this time that I resolved to define my moment by using my pen (keyboard) as a weapon of nonviolent resistance against the tyranny of Meles Zenawi and his gang of criminals in designer suits. I believe it is my moral obligation (and all human beings) to speak up against human rights crimes and ...
His was a difficult act, succeeding Meles Zenawi, in many ways the architect of today's Ethiopia. Zenawi had fashioned an independent state-driven development path for the country and crafted a federal structure based on nationalities that he thought was the answer to the fractious regional politics. As part ...
Hailemariam led Ethiopia since 2012 following the death of Meles Zenawi, who had laid the foundation for the current economic policies. Aklilu Habte-Wold was the last Ethiopian Prime Minister to resign in 1974. While some do not associate Ethiopia with democracy because the country chose to pursue ...

Mr. Hailemariam came to power in 2012 after the death of Meles Zenawi, who had presided over the country since 1991 with an iron fist. Mr. Hailemariam was largely seen as an ineffective placeholder and from the outset, he faced difficulties, lacking a political base of his own. Hailing from a small minority ...
Before his death in 2012, Meles Zenawi, Ethiopia's leader for 21 years, often expressed his desire for his country to emulate China's economic strategy. He marked the limits of the free market, consistently praised the Chinese Communist Party's economic stewardship, and sought China's assistance in ...
The regime which at one time presented a monolithic face under the leadership of the late Meles Zenawi is today in a state of disarray. As Rene Lefort wrote, the regime's “ethnic federalism” has fostered “ethno-nationalism (that) is intensifying to the point of detonation, triggering centrifugal forces in the ...
ADDIS ABABA - The other Ethiopian representatives Wolayita Dicha had a 1-1 away tie in their international debut against the Tanzanian side Zimamoto FC in the first leg of the preliminary round of CAF Confederation Cup held on Sunday. Considering their poor performance in the national elite league this ...
The first round of three-day talks between Ethiopian officials and representatives from the Ethiopian rebel group of ethnic Somalis, Ogden National Liberation Front (ONLF), began Sunday at a secret location in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi. Delegates from the two sides arrived Saturday for the talks that are ...
Upon entry at the highly guarded industrial plant at the base of straddling hills, I am confronted by an imposing picture, not of Selassie, but strongman Meles Zenawi. It is the same huge portrait with Amharic illustrations that beckons you when you step further into the facility at the front offices. Nothing else ...
The stern face of Meles Zenawi bears down from a giant billboard on a hillside overlooking Mekelle, the lofty cobble-stoned capital of Tigray Province in northern Ethiopia. Meles, a former prime minister who died in 2012, is a giant in his home region, and his portrait – emblazoned on buildings, buses and ...
It was Ethiopia's late President Meles Zenawi who crafted Ethiopia's ambitious goal of becoming a lower middle-income country by 2025. Following victory in 1991, the ruling Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) set in motion far-reaching economic reforms aiming to transform this ...
... that have averaged around 10% for more than a decade. However, corruption and unequal distribution of the new wealth, coupled with a young and increasingly educated population, have fuelled growing anger. Desalegn, who took over following the death of the veteran leader Meles Zenawi in 2012, ...
Wang met with head of EPRDF office Shiferaw Shigute, and attended symposiums held at Meles Zenawi Leadership Academy and Addis Ababa University on the spirit of the 19th CPC National Congress. The attendees praised the achievements and significance of the congress, especially the global ...
Wang met with head of EPRDF office Shiferaw Shigute, and attended symposiums held at Meles Zenawi Leadership Academy and Addis Ababa University on the spirit of the 19th CPC National Congress. The attendees praised the achievements and significance of the congress, especially the global ...
In that same 2012 that Prime Minister Meles Zenawi died, President of Ghana, Professor John Evans AttaMills died. Professor Mills, until his demise at the 37 Military hospitals in Accra, had received earlier medical services in the United States of America. Koo Nimo, the doubting Thomas; do you remember ...
Amb. Cohen: I had conversation with prime minister Meles Zenawi on a lot of different subjects. I left the US Government after 1994. I was working with the World Bank on promoting good governance in Africa. They had set up a new program which I joined. So I had an opportunity to talk to Meles Zenawi.
The Tigray Peoples' Liberation Front, led by Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, soon established itself at the helm of political power and formed the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front by partnering with three other political parties. The coalition is still dominated by the Tigray Peoples' Liberation ...
Like his predecessor, the late Meles Zenawi, who adamantly denied politicising the legal system to stifle dissent and opposition, Desalegn has also repeatedly dismissed the suggestion that Ethiopia is holding political prisoners. Shortly after he took power in 2012, Al Jazeera's Jane Dutton asked Desalegn ...
The late prime minister Meles Zenawi in 2006 claimed, “There are no political prisoners in Ethiopia.” He later told the Financial Times, “Nobody has been imprisoned for criticising the government. No one.” Only those engaged in “overthrowing the duly constituted government by unconstitutional means” and ...
Hailemariam, who hails from a small ethnic group in the South, was widely regarded as a figurehead and mere shadow of his larger-than-life predecessor Meles Zenawi. The deep state and powerful Tigrayan People's Liberation Front (TPLF) party undercut him at every turn as corruption, factionalism and ...
(OPride) – Like any other revolution, the ongoing Oromo movement in Ethiopia is swift and unpredictable. Its pace and depth has gone beyond anyone's imagination. Only in the last few days, it has broken the strong iron gates of the notorious Ethiopian prisons, and set free many political prisoners, leaders ...
''His jailing came shortly after Nega, a persistent critic of Ethiopia's former long-time ruler and then-Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, published a column questioning the government's abuse of anti-terror laws to punish journalistic scrutiny,'' the IPI said in a press statement. Following his arrest in 2011, a court ...
But it appears those meetings have resulted in significant purges from the executive committee of the party including two powerful figures, Azeb Mesfin, the widow of the TPLF mastermind Meles Zenawi and Abay Woldu, TPLF chairman, who was replaced by Debretsion Gebremichael (currently wallowing in ...
... in absentia, for genocide. But the octogenarian war criminal seems to be growing in popularity back home, especially in towns and among those too young to remember the misery of his rule. When Meles Zenawi, then prime minister, died in 2012, a social-media campaign called for Mr Mengistu to return.
This prompted the then Egyptian Prime Minister Essam Sharaf to visit Ethiopia and meet Prime Minister Meles Zenawi Asres. They agreed to form an international committee, whose findings showed a lack of sufficient studies. Based on the recommendations of the international committee, there have been ...
Ethiopia's Foreign Affairs and National Security Policy and Strategy dictates that the economy and defense sectors should benefit one another and thus factories which are designed for military purposes should also be geared to produce commodities that are needed by the civilian community. In line with ...
The source claims the fact that the Ethiopian Prime Minister, Mr. Meles Zenawi, has given plethora of interviews to the world press about the 'threat' posed by the UIC is a testament to the implementation of the plan in question. The anonymous source says that the next phase begins if and when the media blitz succeeds in ...
Since former Ethiopian prime minister Meles Zenawi's death in 2012, Debretsion has emerged as the most powerful member of TPLF at the federal level. Publicly he has carefully cultivated an image of a hard-working and “tech-savvy technocrat with doctoral studies in technology.” However, a recently ...
As the dominoes started to fall earlier this week, the TPLF Central Committee huddled in Mekele, the Tigray state's capital, demoted its chairman and the sitting president of Tigray State, Abay Woldu; suspended Azeb Mesfin, widow of the late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi; downgraded one and reprimanded ...
One of the most vocal African critics of this approach was Ethiopia's former prime minister Meles Zenawi. After the country's parliament approved restrictions on NGO funding, Meles lauded the move. “These NGOs were initially seen as an antidote to what was seen as the main problem in Africa – the ...
Despite the verdict and calls by then Ethiopian Premier Meles Zenawi to have him extradited, Zimbabwe under Mugabe often offered to protect him. In the wake of the sentence, for instance, Mugabe's officials claimed Mengistu would remain “our guest”. In Zimbabwe's new leader, some have seen him an ...
Despite the verdict and calls by then Ethiopian Premier Meles Zenawi to have him extradited, Zimbabwe under Mugabe often offered to protect ...
... and new Ethiopian leader Meles Zenawi agreed to separate during a London meeting chaired by Herman Cohen, the US diplomat credited ...
During one mediation effort, held in Sen'afe, Eritrea, Meles Zenawi, Ethiopia's future Prime Minister, offered to disband OPDO and hand them ...
The five men he picked out – Ethiopia's Meles Zenawi, Rwanda's Paul Kagame, Eritrea's Isaias Afwerki, DR Congo's Laurent Kabila and our ...
... Dam campaign launched by the late Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi and to give the Ethiopian government $88 million to build it.”.


 

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