Ethiopia’s dictator Meles Zenawi’s last public appearance was 34 days ago on June 21. At that time he looked terribly sick and when Ethiopian Review and other media reported about his illness, the Woyanne junta propaganda machinery vigorously disputed the report. Two weeks later, the junta’s liar-in-chief Bereket Simon was forced to admit the dictator’s illness, but claimed that he is recovering and will return to office shortly. That was 5 days ago and Meles is not to be seen any where. Instead, it is reported that the TPLF junta’s leadership is holding a series of closed-door meetings to try to come to a consensus on who will replace Meles. The power struggle among at least 4 different TPLF factions is reportedly so intense that the TPLF junta is at risk of splintering.