Ethiopian leader dead at 57

Posted on August 21st, 2012 by

Meles Zenawi, the prime minister who ran Ethiopia’s dictatorship for nearly two decades, died this week at the age of 57.

Gustavus Geography Professor Lencho Bati says that Meles was “a tyrant who ruled Ethiopia with an iron fist and engaged the international community through deceit and cunning. His departure will create a chance for political opening.”

To learn more about the current changes in Ethiopia, Prof. Bati suggests the following news websites: OPride and Ethiomedia.

 

 

 

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