Meles Zenawi

mzenawiIn a HARDtalk interview broadcast on 9 April 2009, Zeinab Badawi talks to the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Meles Zenawi.

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BBC: Ethiopia is host to the African Union and plays a prominent role in the AU’s affairs.

As well as representing Africa at the G20 gatherings and sending troops to keep out the Islamists in neighbouring Somalia, it has been vocal in opposing the ICC indictment of Sudan’s president.

Zeinab Badawi talks to Ethiopia’s prime minister, Meles Zenawi. Does his domestic record justify his taking such a lead on the continent?

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