Ethiopia remains on track for bright future after Meles Zenawi

Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn is sustaining economic growth (photo:dpa)
Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn is sustaining economic growth (photo:dpa)

Ethiopia’s economic performance is among the best in Africa although it has a lack of natural resources. It achieved political stability under long-serving prime minister Meles Zenawi. But his death in August 2012 cast doubts about the future until his successor received universal support to take the country forward.

<i>Meles Zenawi was a linchpin of security and diplomacy in Africa. He led Ethiopia for 21 years before his death in August 2012 raised serious concerns about Ethiopia’s political future and fears of internal and regional instability. Those fears have abated as his chosen successor, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, has taken control of the government and leader...

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