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New Ethiopia PM Says Meles Policies to Continue

Posted September 21st, 2012 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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Hailemariam Desalegn has been sworn in as Ethiopia’s new leader. He replaces longtime Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, who died of an undisclosed illness last month at the age of 57. In remarks to parliament Friday, Mr. Hailemariam pledged to continue Mr. Meles’ policies on the economy and Horn of Africa. He said Ethiopia has a […]

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Ethiopia Swears in New Leader

Posted September 21st, 2012 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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Ethiopia’s parliament has sworn in Hailemariam Desalegn as the country’s new leader. Mr. Hailemariam replaces longtime Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, who died of an undisclosed illness last month at the age of 57. The French News Agency quotes Mr. Hailemariam as pledging to continue Mr. Meles’ legacy without any changes. Mr. Hailemariam was a close […]

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Ethiopia Ruling Party to Pick Meles Successor

Posted September 13th, 2012 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Ethiopia’s ruling coalition says it will choose a successor to late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi at a meeting that begins Friday. The council of the Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front is set to hold a two-day meeting in Addis Ababa where it will pick a new chairperson. A spokesman tells VOA the chairperson will “most […]

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Swedish FM: Ethiopia Promised Journalists’ Pardon in May

Posted September 11th, 2012 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Sweden’s foreign minister says he knew back in May that Ethiopia planned to release two Swedish journalists, but that he had to keep quiet about the deal. Foreign Minister Carl Bildt disclosed details about the talks to free Martin Schibbye and Johan Persson on his blog Tuesday, one day after the journalists were pardoned and […]

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Ethiopian Government, Ogaden Rebels Hold Preliminary Talks

Posted September 8th, 2012 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Ethiopian government officials and ethnic Somali rebels have met to set a framework for negotiations aimed at ending a 28-year insurgency in the Ogaden area of Ethiopia’s Somali regional state. Both the government and rebels from the Ogaden National Liberation Front, the ONLF, said the preliminary talks took place Thursday and Friday in the Kenyan […]

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Mourners Attend Funeral of Ethiopia’s Meles

Posted September 2nd, 2012 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of mourners gathered Sunday along with many African leaders for the state funeral for Ethiopia’s longtime leader Meles Zenawi. Mr. Meles died in Belgium last month at the age of 57 following a lengthy illness. He ruled Ethiopia for more than 20 years. Sunday’s state funeral, in the capital, Addis Ababa, was attended by […]

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Mourners Attend Funeral of Ethiopia’s Meles

Posted September 2nd, 2012 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of mourners gathered Sunday along with many African leaders for the state funeral for Ethiopia’s longtime leader Meles Zenawi. Mr. Meles died in Belgium last month the age of 57 following a lengthy illness. He ruled Ethiopia for more than 20 years. Sunday’s state funeral, in the capital, Addis Ababa, was attended by dozens […]

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Mourners Attend Funeral of Ethiopia’s Meles

Posted September 2nd, 2012 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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Under Mr. Meles, Ethiopia fought a border war with Eritrea and sent troops to Somalia to fight Islamist militants. Mr. Meles came to power in 1991 after his rebel alliance, the EPRDF (Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front) seized power from the country’s former Communist regime.

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Mourners Attend Funeral of Ethiopia’s Meles

Posted September 2nd, 2012 at 3:55 am (UTC-5)
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(( updates from late Saturday, new grafs 1-3, edits ) A host of African heads of state have joined thousands of mourners at a state funeral for Ethiopia’s longtime leader Meles Zenawi. Dignitaries including Rwandan President Paul Kagame, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and former South African president Thabo Mbeki are among the speakers at Sunday’s […]

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Ethiopia Ready for Longtime Leader’s Funeral

Posted September 1st, 2012 at 11:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Several African heads of state have arrived in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa to attend a state funeral Sunday for Ethiopia’s longtime leader Meles Zenawi. Dignitaries including Rwandan President Paul Kagame, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and former South African president Thabo Mbeki are expected to speak at the funeral. Mr. Meles’s casket will be taken […]

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