July 5, 2006
Various issues discussed with various leaders
Good to see the international school for the training of journalists employed by state-controlled newspapers is still going strong.
Meles holds talks with leaders of countries, international organizations - Ethiopian News Agency (ENA) July 3
Prime Minister Meles Zenawi who attended the 7th Summit of the African Union held in Banjul, Gambia, held discussions with leaders of various countries and international organizations.
The Ethiopian Television reported that Prime Minister Meles held discussions with Sudanese President, Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Britain's Minister of International Economic Cooperation, United Nations Secretary General and Director of World Food Program.
Moreover, Meles also held talks with Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad on various issues.
President Ahmadinejad on the occasion said his country would step up its bilateral ties with Ethiopia.
Iran would further enhance its cooperation with Ethiopia particularly in the fields of trade and investment, the President said.
What were those "various issues" that were discussed with those "leaders of various countries and international organizations"? None of your damn business.
Also, I didn't see it at the time. But, how about this for a professional milestone? I have at least made my debut as an ENA reporter.
UPDATE: Can I just make it clear to geja and a handful of others who wrote in that I have not actually become an ENA correspondent. They just re-printed an article I wrote for someone else.
Posted by aheavens at July 5, 2006 8:41 AM
Well done, Andrew. ENA today, ETV tomorrow. Make sure you upload your debut to youtube.com
Thought you might the following interesting:
Extracts from the autobiography of David Mercer, a british Open University tutor who taught Meles Zenawi (and other top EPRDF geeks) how to run the country back in the early 1990's when TPLF just came out of the jungle. David sounds a bit delusional but there is some interesting content here and there. Font on the web site is a bit large so use the "View->TextSize" option in your browser to make things more readable.
Posted by: Yonas at July 5, 2006 10:21 AM