Topic: Mengistu Haile Mariam
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.
Five European tourists, touring the spectacular volcanic moonscape of the Danakil Depression, were killed by unknown gunmen. Ethiopia blamed Eritrea, promises tough action.
Ethiopia sees voluntary resettlement of seminomadic peoples into villages as a longterm solution for dealing with the impact of East Africa's droughts.
08/01/2011 01:42 pm
Henry Okah, the former leader of the Nigerian rebel group that claimed responsibility for a car bomb that killed 12 people in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, on Friday, is due in South African court Monday.
10/03/2010 03:08 pm