Tag Archive | Meles Zenawi

On Meles Zenawi’s Passing; The Light Dimmed But Was Not Extinguished

  When a great man dies, for years the light he leaves behind him, lies on the path of men. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow By The Strathink Editorial Team Five years ago this month, Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, departed this earth leaving behind a shocked and grieving nation, his three precious children and his beloved […]

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Understanding Meles Zenawi: Conversations with U.S. Diplomats (Part 2)

by the Strathink Editorial Team Part 2 of our series on the late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi looks at conversations with American diplomats on events following the 2005 election.   Prime Minster Meles is displaying a kind of respectful defiance of the international community as he builds Ethiopia democracy—his way. U.S. Ambassador Donald Yamamoto To […]

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Understanding Meles Zenawi: Conversations with U.S. Diplomats (Part 1)

  by the Strathink Editorial Team In Part 1 of our series, we look at diplomatic cables on the relationship between among Ethiopia, Eritrea and the United States. Meles believed that there were many in the U.S. government who favored Eritrea over Ethiopia and used a double standard in its relationships with the two countries. […]

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Posted in Congress Watch, Countries, Defense News, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Politics and Security, Regional Issues21 Comments

Africa’s $700 Billion Problem Waiting to Happen

The Horn of Africa region is central to the world’s maritime trade. It’s also beginning to fall apart. BY ALEX DE WAAL Back in 2002, Meles Zenawi, then prime minister of Ethiopia, drafted a foreign policy and national security white paper for his country. Before finalizing it, he confided to me a “nightmare scenario” — […]

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Posted in Congress Watch, Countries, Defense News, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Politics and Security, Regional Issues, Sudan0 Comments

Remembering Prime Minister Meles Zenawi

This is part 1 in a series of essays on the late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi. It has been three years since Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi passed away. Despite the predictions of imminent collapse, the Ethiopian state and economy are thriving. The institutions that the Prime Minister built over the last 20 years are […]

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Four decades after Haile Selassie’s death, Ethiopia is an African success story

Author Christopher Clapham Professor Emeritus at University of Cambridge Disclosure statement Christopher Clapham does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond the academic appointment above. Partners The University of Cambridgeprovide funding as a member […]

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Rwanda and Ethiopia Inventing a New Africa, Reports KT Press

SOURCE KT Press KIGALI, Rwanda, Aug. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Rwanda and Ethiopia have suggested new development models they believe can help Africa break away from the prescribed Western models. Leaders of the two countries and those from other states agreed that Africa should stop being bullied into “accepting policies that misrepresent us and do us harm in the end.” Speaking at a high-level […]

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Meles Zenawi legacy inspires a new Africa

By: KENNETH AGUTAMBA Delegates at the inaugural Meles Zenawi symposium in Kigali. The celebrated Ethiopian Prime Minister is credited for laying the foundation of Ethiopia’s current growth and development. His philosophy has inspired different countries on the continent. (Village Urugwiro) On the 3rd anniversary of Meles Zenawi’s passing, African leaders and scholars gathered in Kigali to […]

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Leaked Cable Shows Ethiopian PM Meles Zenawi Promoting Recognizing Somaliland

Somalilandsun – A leaked Cable of US Embassy Addis Ababa shows Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi lobbying for a ‘semi-recognition’ status for Somaliland, a breakaway northern territory of Somalia. In a January 30, 2009 meeting with Assistant Secretary Phil Carter, the Ethiopia Premier was quoted as saying that: he(Meles) has already broached the notion of […]

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Looking Back at Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi on Ethiopia’s Development

From Geeskafrika.com 2015 reflections of Prime Minister Meles credits for Ethiopia’s success. SHAWN HOULIHAN’s Interview with PrimeMinister Meles Zenawi. In the following interview, Prime Minister Meles credits Ethiopia’s success to its federal, democratic system, which he says “accommodates the ethnic and religious diversity of the country” very well. Prime Minister Meles announces at the 4th […]

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