Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Is Hailemariam Desalegn Ethiopia’s new longtime leader or just a placeholder?

Hailemariam Desalegn
(Aug 21, 2012, ADDIS ABABA)--The death of Ethiopian leader Meles Zenawi pushes his relatively unknown successor, Hailemariam Desalegn, into the spotlight, but it’s not yet known if he will be Ethiopia’s next long-time leader or a placeholder.

Ethiopia’s communication minister said government policy would remain consistent under Hailemariam, the former deputy prime minister and foreign minister who is now acting prime minister pending his swearing-in before parliament.  Read more the original article from Washington Post »

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