Meles Zenawi

Free press development impeded by crackdowns

Governments and civil societies need to be vigilant in supporting a free press, even while it is still developing

Managing Ethiopia’s unsettled transition: what should Abiy Ahmed do next?

Abiy Ahmed has generated great excitement with initiatives breaking with the past. But he faces formidable challenges

Ethiopia’s slow-motion revolution

The new prime minister is a decisive break from the past, but will he keep pushing for reform?

Don’t underestimate Ethiopia’s crisis

There have been many clues to the fact that not all was right in Ethiopia, though few heeded the signs

African leaders gather to honour ‘hero’ Meles

African leaders joined other foreign dignitaries in paying homage to Ethiopia's longtime prime minister Meles Zenawi ahead of Sunday's state funeral.

Museveni and Kibaki amongst leaders expected at Zenawi’s funeral

Ethiopia will hold a state funeral on Sptember 2 for late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, who died on Monday after 21 years in power.

Meles’s death creates a vacuum

Just a few hours after Meles Zenawi's death was announced, British prime ministers - past and present - were queueing to pay tribute.

Ethiopia’s Meles: Two sides of an autocratic coin

The cerebral 57-year-old Meles Zenawi, who ruled Ethiopia for the past 21 years, died this week. He was a man of many parts.

TB Joshua: The preacher who knows too much

TB Joshua isn't just predicting the death of Africa's kings; he has the ear of some of Africa's top politicians - including Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.

Ethiopia’s late leader Zenawi returns home

Thousands of mourning Ethiopians turned out as the late prime minister Meles Zenawi's body arrived at Addis Ababa airport.

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Zenawi dies in Brussels

Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi has died from a sudden infection while recovering from an undisclosed illness at a hospital in Belgium.

Two more parties reject Ethiopia polls

Ethiopian opposition parties have rejected parliamentary elections which gave Prime Minister Meles Zenawi's ruling coalition a majority last week.

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Primedia CEO Essack leaves following internal battles

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LIVE BLOG: Fin Min Tito Mboweni presents the 2020 budget

The budget is usually scheduled for the second-last Wednesday in February, and the ratings agencies deliver their decisions after assessing the country’s plans for the fiscal year ahead

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Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

Digging deep

Automation is unstoppable, but if we're strategic about its implementation, it presents major opportunities

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences