Ethiopia faces uncertain future after death of Zenawi

Meles Zenawi held undisputed power in Ethiopia for 21 years (photo:dpa)
Meles Zenawi held undisputed power in Ethiopia for 21 years (photo:dpa)

The death of Ethiopia’s strongman leader, Meles Zenawi, has not just left a potential power vacuum inside the country, it has also raised concerns about its stability in a region which is notoriously unstable. Zenawi may yet have a hand in what happens in Ethiopia, as it was he who put the mechanism for his succession into the country’s constitution.

MELES Zenawi has been at the epicentre of Ethiopia for the last two decades.

He held undisputed power for 21 years as president during the transition period then, after poorly contested elections in 1995, as prime minister.

He ruled the country with an iron fist until his death from an undis...

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