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Vol 53 No 15

Published 19th July 2012


The missing host

Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, the ostensible host of the African Union summit on 14-16 July in Addis Ababa, was nowhere to be seen. In the absence of official explanations, visiting heads of state such as Senegal’s President Macky Sall were left to extend wishes for his speedy recovery. Since his trip to Rio de Janeiro for June’s United Nations Summit on Sustainable Development, Meles had appeared thin and drawn.

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