Abugida Ethiopian American Information Center » On Meles Zenawi,Lidetu Ayalew and election 2010. – Eskinder Nega (Addis Ababa)

She spoke in measured words, praising the process but giving no clue as to which way she had voted. Government officials reacted with panic to her interview, giving strict instructions that it should not be translated and relayed in local languages on state media. It would be many years before her second encounter with journalists; but when she finally did so, it was to be with friendly one; and, it was said at the time, had to be approved by Meles himself. She mostly spoke in guarded words, quite obviously aware that her words could damage Meles; whom, she said, “has always been my favorite child.” She spoke as all parents do about their children; and in the end, the interview did go some way in revamping the tattered public image of Meles Zenawi as aloof and alienated; its intended target.

Abugida Ethiopian American Information Center » On Meles Zenawi,Lidetu Ayalew and election 2010. – Eskinder Nega (Addis Ababa)

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