February 25, 2006
Two sides to every story
Blair turns his back on friend who failed him - The Times Feb 13
TONY BLAIR came face to face yesterday with one of his handpicked new breed of African leaders - and promptly turned his back. To both men's evident distaste, Mr Blair found himself seated next to Meles Zenawi, the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, at the final press conference of a weekend summit of “progressive” world leaders...[Mr Blair] told reporters that although the elections had been the freest in Ethiopia's history, the Government had “overreacted” to the ensuing protests.
“Most free, fair elections” - The Ethiopian Herald Feb 13
British Prime Minister Tony Blair described Ethiopia's third national elections as most free and fair ever held in the country, BBC reported Monday (February 13). He also acknowledged that Prime Minister Meles Zenawi was elected democratically...[Mr Blair] reiterated that if there was an overreaction on the part of the government, then there should be an independent enquiry into the violence.
Posted by aheavens at February 25, 2006 6:29 AM