Topic: Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front
Hailemariam Desalegn, who assumed the prime minister's office upon the death of Meles Zenawi Monday, will finish Zenawi's five-year term.
Meles Zenawi gained power in 1991 and went on to become a towering political figure on the African continent who was widely credited for steering one of the world's poorest countries to high economic growth. He died overnight in a Brussels hospital after a battle with illness.
Ethiopia's Muslims have been protesting 'state interference' in their affairs for the past six months. Could government accusations of Muslim extremism risk greater tension?
From the arrest of more than 100 Ethiopian opposition activists, journalists, and columnists, to the arrest of two Swedish journalists, Ethiopia's government is showing its intolerance of dissent.
10/04/2011 05:00 pm