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Remarks by Alex de Waal on the occasion of the first anniversary commemoration of the death of Meles Zenawi, Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, August 20, 2013.


It is a privilege to be here today, to honour the memory of the late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi.


I first had the opportunity to [...]

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Egypt Today

On July 11, 2013 By

The repercussions of the military coup in Egypt continue to cover the headlines. Demonstrations calling for the reinstatement of the ousted president Muhammed Morsi began days ago and at least 51 people died1 when the army opened fire. This prompted various responses to ease the ongoing tension, and to bring back absent stability. A close look [...]

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The nature and legitimacy of the removal of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is hotly contested: is it a military coup, a popular democratic uprising, or some hybrid of the two? Morsi had won few friends internationally for his clumsy handling of the country during his twelve months in power, and there was no doubt that [...]

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