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Ethiopia

Meles Zenawi

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


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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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Win big, win all

The EPRDF had campaigned on its strong economic record and it promises to build the 'developmental state' envisaged by its late leader, Meles Zenawi...


Troubled road to liberalism

Until now, he has been seen as merely the executor of the party's Metekakat (Renewal) policy that his late predecessor, Meles Zenawi, set in motion (AC Vol 56 No 7, Easy on the landslide)...


Easy on the landslide

FactionsFactionalism has again been creeping into the EPRDF since the death of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi in 2012 (AC Vol 42 No 9, Storm after storm)...

Addisu Legesse (ANDM), the head of the Meles Zenawi Leadership Academy, also retains some support in the party...


The science of summitry

Much was made of the 'new generation' of African leaders, such as Ethiopia's late Meles Zenawi, Rwanda's Paul Kagame, South Africa's Thabo Mbeki and even Eritrea's Issayas until relations soured irredeemably...


Oslo cuts its losses

But, when in 2011 the late Premier Meles Zenawi announced the actual planned output, consultants Norplan realised that the GERD would submerge the Mandaya dam...


Why Uganda refuses to withdraw

His former peers – Meles Zenawi, Moammar el Gadaffi, Olusegun Obasanjo and Thabo Mbeki – are long gone from power, so Uganda’s leadership, in his view, is filling a dangerous political vacuum...


Secrets of the dam builder

A former World Bank Country Director for Ethiopia and Sudan, Ishac Diwan, told Africa Confidential that the late Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi had in 2003 asked him to discuss with Egypt’s energy and finance ministers Cairo’s potential interest in investing in the dam and contracting to buy power...


Another dam under fire

In 2010, the late Ethiopian Prime Minister, Meles Zenawi, stated that the dam was a top priority and must be completed ‘at any cost’...


A dam for all

It was always the late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi’s hope that they would finance half of the estimated US$4...


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