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Vol 42 No 6

Published 23rd March 2001


Ethiopia

Meles the winner

It's been a tough few weeks for Prime Minister Meles Zenawi. Eritrean intransigence over the United Nations' Temporary Security Zone between the two armies has delayed implementation of the Algiers peace agreement. Meles's critics in the Central Committee of the Tigray People's Liberation Front claim he made peace too quickly last December (AC Vol 42 No 4), missing the chance to destroy Eritrea's army. Defence Minister Siye Abraha, Gabru Asrat, President of Tigray State, and leading TPLF ideologues Abaye Tsehaye, Tewolde Woldemariam and Alem Seged Gebreamlak called for a tough line and the continued expulsion of Eritrean residents.

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