Tag: TPLF

Ethiopia: Prime Minister Bereket Simon – Amanuel Biedemariam

  After the late genocidal dictator Meles Zenawi was rumored to have been sick, incapacitated or dead, Bereket Simon used the time cunningly to direct the course of the current Ethiopian political direction to suit his needs and the needs of few of his close allies. I have in the past written that “the End of TPLF […]

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Fooling Eritreans and Ethiopians – Amanuel Biedemariam

  The ethnic cleansing of Eritreans and Ethiopians- of-Eritrean origin was indication of the propensity to how low the apartheid regime of the TPLF can stoop to hold on to power. What they did then was try to create a non existent scar amongst the friendly peoples and, set a precedent that will ultimately come […]

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U.N. Envoy Susan Rice In Memory of Meles Zenawi

  usembassy.gov 27 October 2012   U.S. Mission to the United Nations New York, NY October 27, 2012 Remarks by Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, At a Memorial Service for Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi at Abyssinian Baptist Church AS PREPARED Good morning. Reverend Butts, Mr. Secretary General, Ambassador […]

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The End of TPLF Reign Finalized – Amanuel Biedemariam

On May of 2012, I wrote an article called, “The End of TPLF.” The basic premise of the article was thatMeles Zenawi has sold-out the cause that brought him to power, the people of Tigray, and the very organization he rode to power, the TPLF. I opined that Meles Zenawi was focused more on his and his […]

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Eritrea Extends Its Condolences to Ethiopia

By Durame.com August 28, 2012 — In an unexpected move, Eritrea extends its condolence to longtime rival Ethiopia after Meles Zenawi's death, local reporters have said. After days of silence, Eritrea's Deputy Ambassador to the AU, Benyam Berhe, visited the Ethiopian National Palace yesterday, where the former prime minister's coffin has been on display for […]

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Ethiopian Tyrant Should Not Be Lionized – Forbes

By Thor Halvorssen and Alex Gladstein With the dust beginning to settle on yesterday’s death of Meles Zenawi—ruler of Ethiopia since 1991—Western leaders have been quick to lavish praise on his legacy. A darling of the national security and international development industries, Zenawi was applauded for cooperating with the U.S. government on counter-terrorism and for spurring economic growth in […]

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Meles Zenawi’s death may cause a succession battle

Business Week | By William Davison Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi’s death may cause a succession battle that could test the stability of one of Africa’s fastest-growing economies and a key ally in the U.S.’s war against al-Qaeda.   The 57-year-old premier died Aug. 20 from an infection after recuperating at a hospital in an undisclosed […]

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Ethiopian Leader Meles Zenawi Dies at 57

  Posted Tuesday, August 21st, 2012 at 2:25 am  VOA Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi has died at the age of 57 after months of speculation about his health. State television announced his death Tuesday, saying he died from a sudden infection late Monday while at a hospital abroad. Mr. Meles had been suffering from […]

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Ethiopian premier’s absence draws attention, speculation

By Ioannis Gatsiounis – Special to The Washington Times Monday, August 13, 201   Where in the world is Ethiopia’s prime minister? The question is not a geographical brain teaser but a concerned query about the well-being of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, who has not been seen in public for two months, and about Ethiopia’s commitment to U.S. counterterrorism […]

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