IMPACT OF THE DEATH OF PRIME MINISTER ZENAWI IN ETHIOPIA AND BEYOND
PART I & II
This week’s discussion on Heart Of Africa focuses on the Impact of the Death of Ethiopia’s PM Zenawi’s in Ethiopia & Beyond.
The guest for this discussion is African Historian & Political Analyst Abayomi Azikiwe, Editor of Pan-African News Wire.
The death of Ethiopia’s head of state, PM Meles Zenawi, has received mixed responses, with him being described as a man who had “two-sides”. He was a known staunch ally with the West for their agendas in East Africa, with phrases like “American Hand Glove” used. Because of this those who benefited from this role by PM Zenawi esteem his “exceptional contribution” globally. In addition to deteriorating human rights, and lack of press freedom in Ethiopia, Zenawi’s regime is also known to be involved in instability and wars in East Africa, to note in Somalia and Eritrea. Ethiopia still occupies a part of Eritrea to this day, even after a war between the two nations in 1998-2000 war that killed 70,000. The border dispute is still unresolved. There is also instability in Somalia; US drones operating in Somalia have one of their bases in Ethiopia. Therefore, the death of PM Zenawi has also been described as “an opportunity for peace” and “democracy” especially in the horn of Africa. For all this and more, you are welcome to play the recordings. Heart Of Africa is broadcasted live every Wednesday evening at 2000hours Central Africa Time on www.morelightradio.com, dedicated to examining matters affecting Africa, from an African Christian perspective.