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Meles Zenawi

Date of Birth: 08/05/1955
Place of Birth: Adwa
Died: 20/08/2012


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Deep waters

Captains of industryMetEC was created in 2010 by the late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi from a collection of Defence Ministry companies as a vehicle for Ethiopia's industrial advancement...


Abiy dials down Pax Ethiopia

It was a different atmosphere to that which greeted his predecessor Meles Zenawi 11 years ago, just six months after his army launched a Western-backed offensive to depose the Islamic Courts Union, the Islamist confederation that had taken over most of southern Somalia...


A flood of rumours

The GERD – brainchild of Ethiopia's former leader Meles Zenawi – has wide public support, even among those who don't support the government...


All things to all factions

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been boosting his reputation as a crowd-pleaser with government actions which have delighted a Saudi tycoon, youthful demonstrators, opposition leaders, jailed executives and even the widow of his predecessor, Meles Zenawi...


Abiy tests the military

Abadula was Defence Minister under the late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi from 2005, before his stint as Oromia's President, and is seen as influential, popular and corrupt (AC Vol 51 No 18, The new guard steps up)...


Rifts in the regions

A possibly misleading sign of further instability came this week with the resignation of Bereket Simon, a former confidant of Meles Zenawi, from his role as a prime ministerial policy advisor...


Crisis over, crisis goes on

Previous EPRDF anti-corruption measures had been more overtly political in nature, such as when former premier Meles Zenawi engineered the prosecution on graft charges of Defence Minister Seeye Abraha (AC Vol 44 No 15, Boundary boobytraps)...


Reforms stall as unrest eases

Hailemariam, a former President of the Southern Region, was groomed for high office at the Foreign Ministry before assuming the leadership on the sudden death of Meles Zenawi in 2012 (AC Vol 53 No 17, After Meles)...


New meetings, old answers

The late Premier Meles Zenawi's widow, Azeb Mesfin, who is often said to be at loggerheads with other party leaders, has not attended the meetings of Tigray People's Liberation Front leaders...


The centre holds on

Rather than producing legions of superb strategists and thinkers in the mould of the revered late leader Meles Zenawi, the Front instead largely churns out over-promoted cadres who seem to have arrived at senior positions purely through political loyalty...

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