Wednesday, March 27, 2013

A new era of political leadership emerges in Ethiopia, but dissent is still taboo

Ailing ruling party veteran officials in Ethiopia are leaving their posts to a group of younger leaders in the East African nation which enjoys close ties with Washington but is increasingly looking to China as a model.

The ruling party on Tuesday elected the powerful 36-member executive and 180-member central committees that are dominated by newcomers. The election comes at the end of a four-day congress of the ruling Ethiopian Peoples' Revolutionary Democratic Front. Read more from Fox News »

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