[Ethiopian Herald] Egypt vowed to deny safe havens to any destructive force that wish to see a weak and fragile Ethiopia.
[Addis Fortune] Expectations were low when the current prime minister of Ethiopia was installed into office. After the era of leadership of the late Prime Minister, Meles Zenawi, came to an abrupt end, the current leader was introduced into a nightmarish job of filling in the footsteps of the former premier, who succeeded in leading an economic revolution for Ethiopia
THE Ben Abeba restaurant is a spiral-shaped concrete confection perched on a mountain ridge near Lalibela, an Ethiopian town known for its labyrinth of 12th-century churches hewn out of solid rock. The view is breathtaking: as the sun goes down, a spur of the Great Rift Valley stretches out seemingly miles below in subtly changing hues of green and brown, rolling away, fold after fold, as far as the eye can see. An immense lammergeyer, or bearded vulture, floats past, showing off its russet trousers.
Which way to the mausoleum? DURING his two decades running Ethiopia, Meles Zenawi almost single-handedly engineered its rise from lost cause to model pupil. Even his enemies admit he was both popular and competent.
[Addis Fortune]Following the death of the late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi made public, Ethiopians have been overwhelmed with activities in his memory, as his unexpected death left the nation in a grip of uncertainty. The induction to office of his successor was hoped to break a month long ambiguity over the historically violent political transition. The landmark oath Hailemariam Desalegn made on Friday, September 21, 2012, in Parliament showed the country is still under the shadow of Meles.
THE death of Meles Zenawi, Ethiopia’s prime minister, on August 20th reveals much about the country he created. Details of his ill health remained a secret until the end. A short broadcast on state television, late by a day, informed Ethiopians that their “visionary leader” of the past 21 years was gone
[SAnews.gov.za]Pretoria -Cabinet has expressed its condolences to the people of Ethiopia following the death of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi.
[Chatham House]The government of Ethiopia announced late last night that Prime Minister Meles Zenawi had died, ending weeks of intense speculation over his condition and throwing the country’s leadership into the next phase of an uncertain transition. A tense atmosphere in the country, especially in the capital, Addis Ababa, has been heightened, although stability has held throughout the period of Meles’s absence from office since late June.
[Daily News]PRESIDENT Jakaya Kikwete and other world leaders are mourning the death of Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi with high praise.
[ThinkAfricaPress]As Prime Minister Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia concludes his 21st year of rule, and as rumours of his illness and possible demise abound, many are wondering what the future holds for the country.