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Vol 44 No 5

Published 7th March 2003


Ethiopia

Royal echoes

The last Ethiopian leader to visit Britain was Haile Selassie in 1972. Last month, Premier Meles Zenawi also laid a wreath on the grave of a nineteenth-century Ethiopian prince in the British royal town of Windsor. Haile Selassie's trip coincided with a disastrous Ethiopian famine; two years later he was overthrown. Today, up to 14 million Ethiopians need food aid.

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