Tuesday, August 21, 2012
PM Zenawi Dead as Sister Death Visits Ethiopia
By Anonymous KK Blogger Ethiopia's Prime Minister Meles Zenewi is dead. After treatment abroad for the last two months, doctors at a Belgian hospital could not keep the benevolent dictator alive. Zenawi's death leaves Ethiopia in a politically precarious state. A whole generation knew him as the only leader having ruled for more than two decades. To put it in perspective Ethiopia has been synonymous with Zenawi as Somali been to chaos since the ouster of Said Bare in 1991. Meles' reign also saw secession of Eritria whose strongman Affewoki always spoilt for a fight including over the barren Badme. So another hitherto West's blue eye boy bites the dust. His death leaves Paul and Kaguta breathing from that lot. Strongman So there goes annther African president bites the dust on European soil while seeking specialized medical treatment and care in a foreign hospital facility. The departed Zenawi was a north-eastern African leader who had be granted twenty years to improve the lot of his people, including the basic infrastructure, health facilities throughout the country, the economy for all to benfit, agriculture, security, education, etc. Yet very little has changed since the year Ironman Mengistu Haile Mariam was forced out of Addis Ababa, taking three plane loads of all the country's gold reserves and foreign currency with him into a a self-style luxurious exile. One of the very tempting reasons why Comrade Robert Mugabe could not afford to ignore nor refuse to lay out a red acrpet welcome for such a rare quest flying in from north-eastern Africa. Anyway, what a year 2012 has been in terms of its coperation with Sister Death and at times Mother Nature, in terms removing, withdrawing, or recalling prominent African politicians from office. The year 2012 is not yet over but the death toll has kept rising all the way from Malawi, Ghana, Ethiopia, and who knows where the next recall will be sanctioned. Sister death, natural equalizer Sister Death with the permission of Mother Nature, may head out and pay an overdue late night private visit to Robert Mugabe and one of his very wealthy resident comrade, Mengistu Haile Mariam. Another quick pit-stop for Sister Death should be palatial residence of a man, Blaise Compaore, who lack's the heart of 'men with integrity', given the fact that he was in one way or another implicated in the death of Thomas Sankara. By the way, hass anyone out there heard any whispers about the intended timely vists to the Democratic of The Congo, Uganda, Swaziland and South Africa, including our very own backyard where people cling onto power until Sister Death comes calling as the last resort? May the presidential death toll continue to take its cause in African countries where democracy has become a sham and elections are a scam. And where the powers that be have created the illusion that "the people" control the government, not the elite, to such a degree that any credible resistance movements and strong political opposition has been neutralized. Thanks to Sister Death, Mother Nature and her paternal celestial cousin Moirai.