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October 19, 2012

Hailemariam Desalegn and his Eritrean wife

Filed under: Ethiopia,Hailemariam Desalegn — ethiopiantimes @ 9:33 am
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When Meles groomed Hailemariam Desalegn for over 10 years and pulled him in as his deputy, well, as his errand boy, to be more exact, Meles was killing two birds with one stone: owning a Wolaita and an Eritrean. How come, one may ask. Well, as they say, the devil lies in the details. 

* * * * * Hailemariam Desalegn gestures, pauses, frowns, and even touches his ears exactly the way his mentor, the late Meles Zenawi, did. Hailemariam, who could hail from Asmara through his Eritrean wife, Roman Tesfai, could definitely be commended as a trained parrot of the late dictator.

 

Roman Tesfai
Ms. Roman Tesfai, wife of PM Hailemariam Desalegn, works for African Union, once the domain of Meles Zenawi

Hailemariam may set an EPRDF agenda for the parliament as Roman may set the agenda for Hailemariam. When Hailemariam and Roman had their first daughter, Ms. Roman called the baby girl Yohanna, a name Eritreans began to give in abundance to girls born around the time Shabiya [Eritrean gov't] came to power in 1991. ‘Yohanna’means ‘congratulations!’ In her early 20s, Yohanna for that matter is a close friend of Semhal, the first daughter of Meles Zenawi.So, when Meles picked up Hailemariam as his deputy, Meles was not only picking up the perfect mimic from Wolaita but also someone whose private or family life is already Eritrean. When sleepless Ethiopians once again raise the issue of the Red Sea and the Port of Assab to Hailemariam Desalegn, expect Meles coming back the grave and spitting obscenities. Forgetting the head of the state, President Girma, is in his 80s, Hailemariam tried to vilify the respected Medrek leaders as senile. He derided them as “aging zealots” who seek a shortcut to power. More surprises are in store.

 

 

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  1. THE UNIFICATION OF ETHIOPIA STARTES FROM THE FAMILY SHE RESPECT ETHIOPIA YESTERDAY ON ERTRIAN PROFISER HAVE BEEN TOOK ING HISTORY ERITRIAN AND TIGRIAN WORK TO DISNTEGERAT ETHIOPIAN PROFISER FESHA TESOYEN WHAT IS ALL ABOUT SOON WE WIL HAVE ERTRIAN YEWUCHEKODIE MINSTER WHICHE IS ETHIOPIA THE PEOPLE ETHIOPIA 1 THEY WERE YOUNG LIKE 21 YEAR READ IT

    Comment by MICHAEL — October 19, 2012 @ 11:24 am | Reply


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