Today is the 59th day since Ethiopia’s khat-addicted dictator disappeared. Whether Meles is dead or alive, it seems every one, even members of the TPLF junta such as Sebhat Nega, are convinced that he will not return to his ‘job’.
1. The TPLF leadership has reached an agreement to appoint Hailemariam Desallegn as prime minister until 2015 at the urging of U.S. Africa Command.
2. The regime will run out of foreign currency in less than 3 – 4 weeks unless the U.S. and others intervene.
3. Beneyen Betros, Merera Gudina and other members of the “loyal opposition” in Ethiopia are arriving in Washington DC for secret meetings with U.S. officials.
4. Peaceful but massive protest by Ethiopian Muslims took place today in Addis Ababa.