Ethiopian strongman and Western ally, Meles, dies

By Aaron Maasho | Reuters ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, an economic reformer condemned at home as an autocrat but hailed in the West as a bulwark against militant Islam, has died after a long illness, aged 57. Twenty-one years after he seized power from a military junta, Meles died in a Brussels hospital late on… Read More