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Ethiopia - Meles Zenawi named 16th Worst Dictator in the world - Magazine
Parade, a weekly insert magazine that is distributed with more than 470 Sunday newspapers in the United States, named Ethiopian Prime MInister Meles Zenawi as the World's 16th Worst Dictator, in its latest annual list of the World's nastiest dictators. Meles Zenawi has been at the helm of power in Ethiopia since 1991, and prime minister since 1995. The most competitive election in Ethiopia's modern history took place in 2005, but Meles Zenawi was accused of stealing the election, in which more than 190 people were killed in election related violence.
A former guerrilla leader, Meles shows no signs of sharing power with anyone. In January, his government passed a law forbidding any NGO that receives more than 10% of its budget from abroad from doing human rights work in Ethiopia. Despite Meles’ excesses, the U.S. considers him an important regional ally and continues to train his military.
Isayas Afeworki, his kin in Eritrea, is ranked nastier by the Parade magazine as the 8th worst dictator in the world. Afewerki announced in May 2008 that elections would be postponed for "three or four decades" or longer because they "polarize society." All forms of media are controlled by the government. At least 10 local journalists remain in prison since their arrests in 2001.
Topping the list is Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe as the World's Worst Dictator for 2009.
Meles Zenawi's Record
18th Worst dictator (2006)
From nazret.com archives
Here is the run down.
The World's 10 Worst Dictators
- Robert Mugabe - Zimbabwe
- Omar al-Bashir - Sudan
- Kim Jong-Il - North Korea
- Than Shwe - Burma (Myanmar)
- King Abdullah - Saudi Arabia
- Hu Jintao - China
- Sayyid Ali Khamenei - Iran
- Isayas Afewerki - Eritrea
- Gurbanguly Berdymuhammedov - Turkmenistan
- Muammar al-Qaddafi - Libya
Isayas Afewerki World's 8th nastiest dictator
And this ugly tyrant shall represent African Countries at the G20 Summit in
WHAT A SHAME !!!
FREE Miss LIBERTY W/T BIRTUKAN MIDEKSA !!!!
Isias is Eritrean nationalist not dictator.he served to Eritra ppl 43 year of his 63 age.He is not just for Eritrea but to Et5hiopia and to hole horn.Africa ppl needs him.
. . .as I`ve mentioned many times, that his ugliness cant hide anymore in the whole world. . .
. . .im sure his tentacles and diehard followers will blame the author and publisher of this magazine. . .lets see!
yea yea ….. we heard this before and we don’t give a rats azz about what this western magazines say about our beloved countries leader just to fill out space and sell on Sunday Mornings.
Better to have a “Dictator” like PM Meles who have been doing a fabulous job lifting the country out of poverty than “Democratically” elected leader like Bush who have just gotten away after his genocidal policy that have destroyed over 15 million peoples lives in both in Iraq and Afghanistan. so yea ….. we hear you
now get lost
It is not a bad rank considering what he did to the poor people.I think they don’t have enough information otherwise Mugabe should not be no. 1 he is by far more democrat than most of african leaders.
this is the joke of the year, is our gallant president isayas aforki a dictator ?? our brave president has sacrified his blood and soul for the case or erirea for more then 45 years, is such kind of nationalist a dictator ? answer to the reader !!!
Do YOU KNOW WHO NAMED THIS DICTATER CRAP? THE BID DICTATERS NAMED OR GRADE LEADERS LIKE SMALL AND WEAK COUTRYS MOST OF THE TIME COUNTRYS LIKE THE DONT WANT COOPORATE WITH THEM GOT IT????? EVERY COUNTRY LEADERS EVEN U.S OR E.U KILLS INNOICENT PPL. THEY SHOULD CHECK THEY OWN HISTRY BEFORE THEY OPEN THEIR STUPID MOUTH ABOUT COUNTRIES.
It seems it is just an arbitrary selection.
What is the use of labeling those rulers as dictators, if the necessary sanction is not taken to distinguish the evil-doers to benevoent rulers.
Unless harsh measures are taken against them the listing do not affect their dictatorship.
ki ki ki ,
he is improving his rank, to tople Mugabe soon,
if Mugabe servs the west like before he would be rated vibrant, excellent, exemplary, farsighted, bla bla bal… leader. We have to know who really is helping to the best of one’s ability and to the interests of the people not the west. It is upto the Ethiopian people to rate their leaders. All the top ten worest leaders listed here are those that have problems with the west no matter what the level of developmnet they have achieved. N. korea has buiil a satelite, china has not only sent a satelite but built a misile that shoots down a satelite and owns a Nuc and is devloping fast, etc.. . Whose ratings should we believe?
Ye Girgiosu sew
You said “Isayas is not just for Eritrea but for Ethiopia too?” You are very good at telling jokes and fairy-tales. You must have had a good grandma or grandpa.
DEBASS WEDI ERE
gidefendo ayteshiqena. nIsayass ezikulu maerig? Isayas eko hizbu jiho zihaze nay alemna naymecheresha himak merahi eyyu.
Harae suk elka berae berae aytbel.
DEBASS WEDI ERE, What else would you call a paranoid idiot who can’t even trust his rear end? I never thought that people could be so ignorant to the point of mistaking a murderous thug for a benevolent nationalist. I feel sorry for you man, even a chip would have know the difference.
no, no, no, Isayas is not a dictator, he is the owner of grazing land with 5 million nomads.
Frist of all I would like to say Presdent Isayas is brave who does what he blives and he served his people for long time.
Othe contarary Meles is working for himself to be rich in his short life.He is the worest leader in Ethiopian history even worest than Mengistu.
Freedome for Ogadeniya!!
Ye Girgiosu sew [Visitor]
Are you serious people need Isias? For get African’s need Isias; for that matter few Africans know who he is after all. Do Eritreans really need him,apart from crocks like you? Why is there literally an exodus of Eritreans like it is hard to imagine? An exodus that has not been paralleled, even during the blood sucking Dergue regime? Do not cheat yourself, the guy screwed you guys up, as much as his cusin screwed up Ethiopia. Both are nightmares.
What is new? The whole world knows this fact!
We are not surprised EVIL Meles is the worst dictator ever. What’s most surprising is, first, why is he not in top 10? Secondly, knowing some of these dictators are too EVIL and dangerous, why are USA/EU happily engaging with them should it be in business, Aid or invitation to G20 while despising some of those on the list? Double standard, hypocrisy, contempt?
Also, while you are at it, could you please create another list stating which are bootlicker, PUPPET sell-out dictators who kiss you’re a$$$$ on a regular basis so that you put a blind eye on what they do and non PUPPET dictators who are happy to tell you to kiss their a$$$$ and stick your behinds where the sun don’t shine?
DEBASS WEDI ERE,
I tend to believe that most (if not all) nationalists (clannish, tribal, ethnic or otherwise) are the best candidates for becoming dictators of the worst kind. They call themselves freedom fighters when they were in the bush/desert or in military barracks and cities. But when they get the chance to cling to power they become dictators, murders, egotistic, fearful, arrogant, and, worse of all, genocidal. That is exactly what the two LFs have produced in Eritrea and Ethiopia. Fighting for forty-five years is no credential for civility. It may be the passport to dictatorship.
At least meles tried to organise an election besides ethiopia is finally on the right path i think. But i’m so f…. tired of the westerns telling us who’s good or bad we cannot compare africa with other western countries our past our history our culture our way of thinking is different. If a “ferenge” sees a girl from gambela with the famous lips he would be shocked and would say that’s ugly but for a person who’s from gambela she will stay beautiful it’s the same thing with a lot of things in africa
DEBASS WEDI ERE,
Thank you Issayas Afewerki for being the best secrete modern weapon of Ethiopia
Let God give you the inner strength and braveness to destroy and annihilate the Eritrean basic social fabric and make them weaker and weaker every day to the point where they can not function as government or simple society to defend them selves. At the end, Ethiopia will take you over with out firing one shot and spend a penny.
Thank God for guiding strong man Issayas and his security apparatus for the wonderful job they are doing day and night to humiliate Eritreans and made them the Arab maid and prostitutes.
Allah weakber WEDI ASKARIS
You got it Ye Gergiousu Sew! Issayas is of course a super nationalist protecting his young nation aganist all the evil conspirecies by the Western forces trying to to impose their neocolonilistic agenda on Eritrea. In this unipolarized world dominated by the bully westerners, Eritrea is standing firmly on its principles as it did during its 30 years of armed struggle, and at the end of the day it will emerge influence free proud nation for generations to come. Political pluralism slowly but surely will be crafted on our way not based on the financial and food handouts of the “savage capitalism” advocates of the west.
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