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How the EPRDF Humiliated PM Hailemariam Desalegn

The fate of Hailemariam Desalegn as Prime Minister of Ethiopia
The fate of Hailemariam Desalegn as the marionette Prime Minister of Ethiopia is now coming to close. Certainly, October 2015 would be his last day as Ethiopia’s ‘place holder’ Prime Minister

By African Intelligence,

THE critical evaluation session (gimgema /ግምገማ) on 11 May was so violent that Prime Minister Hailemariam
Desalegn came out of it with tears in his eyes!

The Indian Ocean Newsletter has learnt from sources close to the government, that the PM was subjected to the fire of criticism for 15 hours from members of the EPRDF political bureau, barely two weeks before the general election on 24 May. Continue reading How the EPRDF Humiliated PM Hailemariam Desalegn

Somalia to UN: Hands Off Our Politics

“Respect Somalia’s Self-Determination’’, Somalia President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud hit back to international concerns over the political infighting between him and Prime Minister

By VOA News,

THE president of Somalia is telling the United Nations to keep out of the country’s internal politics.

Monday’s statement from President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud came after the U.N. envoy to Somalia, Nicholas Kay, expressed concern that lawmakers are being bribed to vote against the prime minister in a possible no-confidence motion.  Continue reading Somalia to UN: Hands Off Our Politics

President Kiir Fires VP Machar and Dissolves Government

President Kiir pressed the RED button … for better or worse!

By Sudan Tribune,

South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir Mayardit, has issued a presidential decree removing the vice-president, Riek Machar Teny, and dissolved the whole government.

Kiir in a presidential decree on Tuesday also removed all the ministers and deputy ministers of the government.

He has not appointed a new vice-president or national ministers and deputies.

The president has directed the under-secretaries of the various ministries to run South Sudan’s ministries until further notice. Continue reading President Kiir Fires VP Machar and Dissolves Government

Is He Dead or Something?

Ethiopia may Announce Zenawi’s Successor – Today!

Who is going to be the next Prime Minister of Ethiopia? Tewodros, Azeb or Hailemariam?


Speculation about the health of Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi may be coming to an end soon. After days of rumors and unconfirmed reports that Meles was gravely ill, or even deceased, the Ethiopian government says it will clarify the situation at a news conference today (18).

The rumors and unconfirmed reports began last week and gained momentum when Meles did not attend a meeting of the African Union Continue reading Is He Dead or Something?