Monthly Archives: August 2012

Pictures of the Day: South Africa and Elsewhere

Photographs from South Africa, Lebanon, Israel and Ethiopia.

Death of a Strongman

Ethiopians may be mourning the death of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, but they should worry about the legacy of his personality-centric development agenda.

Meles Zenawi and Ethiopia’s Grand Experiment

Meles saw himself as a builder of institutions. He wanted his legacy to be stability and the conquest of poverty.

Meles Zenawi, Ethiopian Prime Minister, Dies at 57

Mr. Meles oversaw substantial economic growth as prime minister and made Ethiopia a staunch American counterterrorism ally but drew criticism for harsh treatment of dissidents.

Zenawi Exemplified Conflict Between American Interests and Ideals

Meles Zenawi, the late prime minister of Ethiopia, was a critical ally to the United States who nonetheless undermined the American stance that Africa needs strong institutions, not strongmen.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Dies, State TV Reports

Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi has died from a sudden infection while recovering from an undisclosed illness at a hospital abroad, the African nation’s state-run television said on Tuesday.

Ethiopian Reclaims 5,000-Meter Olympic Title From Rival

Meseret Defar won the 5,000 meters, defeating Tirunesh Dibaba, a fellow Kenyan who was fatigued from her gold-medal effort in the 10,000 as well as an undisclosed pre-Olympics illness.

Stories That Matter in Rural Africa

The world could be going up in smoke and those of us living in rural Africa wouldn't know it.