Like Others Before Him, Meles Failed To See That There’s A Smarter Way To Be A Dictator In Africa: The Limits Of The ‘Authoritarian Bargain’ (Part II)

On September 2, 2012, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Meles Zenawi was buried in the capital Addis Ababa. It was an emotional event, and the high and mighty of Africa all assembled, and messages poured in from all over the world. However, many Ethiopians who hated Zenawi, a man they viewed as an autocrat and dangerous tribalist, were instead celebrating his demise. …