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    "Meles Zenawi, Ethiopia's Prime Minister and one of Africa's most powerful and divisive leaders, has died in a foreign hospital from an undisclosed illness. Speculation about his health mounted, including rumours of cancer, when he missed an African Union summit in the capital, Addis Ababa, last month."

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/ob...a-8069893.html

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-19328356

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-18862906

    He went eight weeks without being seen in public, have government officials deny anything is wrong and then his death is announced. A remarkable way to handle things - and one quite frequently used as noted here-

    http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePag...&comment=0#com

    Question is will there be a change in direction in Ethiopia?
    "Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it"
    G.B Shaw

    "They promised us homes fit for heroes, they give us heroes fit for homes."
    Grandad, Only Fools and Horses

  • #2
    http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/08/2...-deceased.html

    More paranoia than praise in the aftermath.
    Any metaphor will tear if stretched over too much reality.

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    • #3
      Africa leaders gather for Meles Zenawi burial

      1 September 2012 Last updated at 20:07 ET

      ... Mr Meles died at the age of 57 in Brussels, following a long illness.
      He came to power in 1991 and was credited for bringing development and growth to Ethiopia.
      But critics say this was achieved at the cost of respect for human rights. ...
      more http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-19454253
      Any metaphor will tear if stretched over too much reality.

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      • #4
        Does any African strongman die at a young age?
        Delegate, MN GOP.

        PATRIA SI, COMUNISMO NO

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        • #5
          Originally posted by SGT Long View Post
          Does any African strongman die at a young age?
          Only by a bullet...

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