Mixed Reactions for Ethiopia's PM Meles Zenawi

Reviews of the legacy of Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi and reactions to his death continue.

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Meles Zenawi, Prime Minister of Ethiopia.

  • East Africa:  Meles Zenawi - An Indelible Figure Who Leaves Mixed Regional Legacies

    Addis Fortune, 26 August 2012

    The condolences pouring in from all corners of the world by different world leaders following Prime Minister Meles Zenawi's death at the age of 57 had one similar feature. They all ... read more »

  • Ethiopia:  Meles' Socio-Economic Legacy

    Ethiopian Press Agency, 1 September 2012

    We, Ethiopians, are unique in various aspects from the rest of the world. No matter what our economic background and no matter how great the impact of poverty and hunger in the ... read more »

  • Ethiopia:  A Leader With Thousands of Visionary Followers

    Ethiopian Press Agency, 1 September 2012

    The gate to the National Palace, where the late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi was residing and his body has lied for farewell, is unusually overcrowded by long queues of people who ... read more »

  • Tanzania:  APRM - Zenawi Leaves Behind a Productive Life

    Tanzania Daily News, 28 August 2012

    THE African Peer Review Mechanism, an African Union (AU) programme for assessing good governance in Africa, has praised the fallen Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Meles Zenawi as a ... read more »

  • Ethiopia:  Meles Zenawi - Ruthless Visionary (opinion)

    ThinkAfricaPress, 28 August 2012

    Repressive and undemocratic, brilliant and determined, Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa will not see another Meles anytime soon. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Between Zenawi, Abacha and African Leadership Question (opinion)

    Daily Trust, 28 August 2012

    As Ethiopians and other Africans mourn the death of the Ethiopian Prime Minister, Meles Zenawi, the question that will likely follow is whether he was the kind of leader suited for ... read more »

  • Ethiopia:  Meles Zenawi - in His Own Words (analysis)

    African Arguments, 22 August 2012

    In the rush to judgement on the record and the legacy of Meles Zenawi as Ethiopia's leader for the past two decades, the man himself has barely left the shadows. Yes, he achieved ... read more »

  • Ethiopia:  Meles Zenawi - Two-Sided Man Who Took the Long March to Power (analysis)

    African Arguments, 22 August 2012

    Earlier this year I wrote that 'Meles Zenawi is the cleverest and most engaging Prime Minister in Africa' but I always felt that when I talked to Ethiopians about him it seemed ... read more »

  • Angola:  AU Saddened By Death of Prime Minister Zenawi of Ethiopia

    Angola Press Agency, 22 August 2012

    The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Jean Ping, has received with great shock and sadness the untimely passing away of Ato Meles Zenawi, the Prime Minister ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Zenawi Was a Great African - Jonathan

    Daily Trust, 22 August 2012

    President Goodluck Jonathan has described the late Ethiopian Prime Minister, Meles Zenawi as a great African statesman. read more »

  • Ethiopia:  U.S. Amb. Rice on Death of Prime Minister Meles (document)

    United States Department of State, 22 August 2012

    USUN PRESS RELEASE read more »

  • Ethiopia:  IMF Chief on Death of Minister Zenawi (press release)

    International Monetary Fund, 21 August 2012

    International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde made the following statement today. read more »

  • Nigeria:  President Jonathan Mourns the Death of Ethiopian Prime Minister, Meles Zenawi

    Nigeria First, 22 August 2012

    President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has received with shock and sadness, the news of the passing away of His Excellency, Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, of Ethiopia. read more »

  • Rwanda:  Another African Candle Burns Out (editorial)

    The New Times, 22 August 2012

    If one was to say that this year was one of Africa's nightmares, it would not be exaggeration. read more »

  • Ethiopia:  Ethiopia After Meles (opinion)

    International Crisis Group, 22 August 2012

    The death of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, who had not been seen in public for several months, was announced on 20 August 2012 by Ethiopian state television. read more »

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