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የቀድሞዋ ‘ቀዳማይት እመቤት’ አዜብ መስፍን እንደገና ራሳቸውን ክፉኛ አዋረዱ!

24 Sep

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

ሃያ ዓመታት ያህል በቤተ መንግሥት የመለስ ዜናዊ ፖለቲካ አካባቢ የኖሩት አዜብ መስፍን፡ ሲሳይ አጌና ስልክ ሲደውልላቸው፡ ያሳዩት የስልክ አመላለስ ባህሪና ከዚያም ወደሸፍጥና ክህደት ማምራታቸው እጅግ አሳፋሪና የግለስቧን ማንነት ከምን ጊዜውም በላይ ለኢትዮጵያ ሕዝብ ገሃድ ያደረገ አጋጣሚ ነው።
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Ethiopian transition proceeding smoothly – except for one thing

27 Oct

Azeb Mesfin, wife of the former Ethiopian leader Meles Zenawi. Photograph: Simon Maina/AFP

Simon Allison for Daily Maverick, part of the Guardian Africa Network

It has been a little more than two months since the death of Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi. Since then, the country that he ruled over for 21 years has effected a remarkably smooth transition. His deputy, Hailemariam Desalegn, has taken over as both party leader and prime minister. There have been no major reshuffles. Policy changes, where they have happened, have been encouraging. Any threats to Desalegn’s succession were muted and, evidently, unsuccessful. Even the country’s restive Muslim population has been quiet, waiting to see what the new leadership is all about before pressing on with their campaign for a greater say in the country’s (and their own) affairs.
The Guardian
There is one problem, however. It’s minor in the grand scheme of things, perhaps, but raises a few nagging questions that Meles’ successor could do without. It’s also rather tricky to handle, even with the best of intentions.

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How Long Should Azeb Mesfin Stay in the Palace? Ezega’s Analysis

19 Oct

By Seble Teweldebirhan, EZEGA

Addis Ababa, October 19, 2012 ( – This week, the former First Lady Azeb Mesfin was a topic of controversy in the country. The fact that after nearly two months of the death of her husband Meles Zenawi, she still lives in the National Palace and the new Prime Minister Hailemariam Deslagn and his family did not move to the designated residence of the country’s PM created a debate between two groups of the society. Especially after the weekly magazine Addis Guday on its last week issue made a cover story on her ‘refusal’ to leave the place, the topic got much attention from the public.
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Azeb sticks around the palace: Is TPLF using it for power play or EFFORT blackmailing ’em?

18 Oct

By Argaw Ashine, Daily Nation

The powerful widow of former prime minister Meles Zenawi is reportedly stalling on vacating Ethiopia’s national palace for the country’s new leader and his family.

According to government sources, Mrs Azeb Mesfin has ignored instructions to move to a new residence that would also be accorded full security detail.
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