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Ethiopia: President Kagame "A Beacon for Self-reliance in Africa"

Addis Ababa (HAN) February 19, 2015 – Public Diplomacy and Regional political news. President Paul Kagame of Rwanda noted  that Ethiopia provided an exemplary model for Africa in employing African solutions for its own problems. Attending the celebrations of the 40th anniversary of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front in Mekelle, capital of Tigray Regional State.

President Kagame said that “Africa found one of its most important voices” through the Ethiopian struggle.

He added that Ethiopia had “maintained a principled commitment to self-reliance in all forms; economic, political and above all intellectual.”

The President reiterated that the spirit of Ethiopians against constant assault from outsiders testified to their resolve, saying that,

“nothing could break the Ethiopian spirit. You have not only prevailed, but continue to thrive.”

He said that the results of the struggle to overthrow the military dictatorship had paid off giving Ethiopia the ability to experience a stable and increasingly prosperous economy, an example for emulation among successful African nations.

President Kagame pointed out that through Ethiopia the world could now view Africa as a key player in global development.


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One response to “Ethiopia: President Kagame "A Beacon for Self-reliance in Africa"”

  1. Tesfaye

    Excellent saying and speech, Mr. President! Your great wisdom and underestanding of the context in Africa and the developements in Ethiopia in particular is amazing and full of facts. In Ethiopia, we have a narrow minded individuals/intellectuals who have no clue about these presented facts and new developments in our continent but still dreaming and praying interventions from the western countries….hmmmm.

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