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Vol 42 No 21

Published 26th October 2001


October evolution

Power is shifting from party to Premier – and maybe, to the people

October has been good for Prime Minister Meles Zenawi. He has appointed a new President, reshuffled his cabinet, won gushing tributes from Western diplomats and donors, and turned the federal government on his opponents. In April, over 40 people had been killed and 400 injured in clashes between students and security forces, after a mutiny by some of Meles' oldest allies.

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