Monday, August 13, 2012

Mystery of Ethiopia's missing prime minister (By Daniel Howden)

(Aug 13, 2012,(The Independent))--Ethiopia's missing prime minister has been taking part in diplomatic efforts to resolve the Sudan crisis from his sick bed, according to African Union officials.

Meles Zenawi, Ethiopia's normally highly visible premier, has not been seen in public since June, and his government has refused to release any details of his condition. His disappearance saw opposition groups claim that the 57-year-old had died, while there are unconfirmed reports that he has been treated for a brain tumour.

His absence became more apparent as Ethiopia hosted an important African Union summit in the capital, Addis Ababa, where Mr Meles would have expected to lead efforts to defuse the crisis in DR Congo and the simmering dispute between Sudan and newly independent South Sudan. Read more from The Independent »

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It would be fair for African people if their leaders become transparent. When things are not transparent they invite unecessary attention and they encourage their fellow citizens to depend on rumors and gossips. It would be much appreciated if this hide & seek culture is changed.

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