Meles Zenawi, Lying Through His Teeth – BBC

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In a HARDtalk interview broadcast on 9 April 2009, Zeinab Badawi talks to the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Meles Zenawi. (more…)

In a HARDtalk interview broadcast on 9 April 2009, Zeinab Badawi talks to the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Meles Zenawi.

Click here to watch the full interview

Ethiopia is host to the African Union and plays a prominent role in the AU’s affairs.

As well as representing Africa at the G20 gatherings and sending troops to keep out the Islamists in neighbouring Somalia, it has been vocal in opposing the ICC indictment of Sudan’s president.

Zeinab Badawi talks to Ethiopia’s prime minister, Meles Zenawi. Does his domestic record justify his taking such a lead on the continent?

This interview will be shown on BBC World News at 0330, 0830 (except Middle East and South Asia), 1430, 1830, 2030 and 2230 GMT (except Middle East and South Asia)

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“Inflation is a problem of growth” Zenawi says

Zenawi, It is stupid of you to say this. Which growth are you talking about?

We know, you and your cronies overindulge yourselves with Luxury Comfort Food but our people scrap dirt to eat.

  1. lema
    | #1

    Zenawi,

    At this stage of the game, you need to really think about whether Ethiopia is the best place for you. You have been joking too much while millions of Ethiopians are suffering. BBC may listen to what you have to say, but Ethiopians are tired of your lies.

  2. Peterson
    | #2

    I think we have to admit our own problems as oppositions, let us
    do what is required of us, remove Meles and his mafia group from power, he has challenged us. He said if you are a man or women come with gun!!
    otherwise, shut your mouth!. So, let us shut our mouth or let us raise arms and do as what TPLF did and it continue to do against Ethiopians.
    Being Meles’s diary reporter does not solve the problem. Journalists popularize the right method of struggle, plese. Let’s fight Meles and his mafia network with ‘arms’ not ‘talks’!!!

    Give me my ‘Metreyes’, Period!!!!!!

  3. Jungle Boy
    | #3

    Economics Meles Zenawi style..inflation is a problem of growth. LOL. Inflation could be a problem of false growth. Otherwise, inflation is the least of the problems of a growing economy. Zimbwabwe must be leading the world economy in growth…woyanes do not know shame.

    Over all, the interview exposed, to those who don’t know him, on many issues, from Genocide in Ogaden to tyranny and dictatorship when it comes to opposition parties.

    By the way, this picture says a thousand words. While millions are starving, Meles and his fat poodles are enjoying luxurious life style.

    Meles is a criminal with a private jet.

  4. Anonymous
    | #4

    ስለ ብረቱካን መታሰር በታም ያዘንን ነን
    ታየ ፈካዱ

  5. yikerbelen
    | #5

    LOOK this big pig. He has been eating under three regimes and weighted over 300kgs. as saying goes ” andem keteru tewolde woyim ke teru tegaba” ke tegere bemegabatu ye TPLF ashiker bemehone hodun yimolale.

  6. yikerbelen
    | #6

    How did these two monkeys get each other? How did this criminal melese snatched his criminal azeb from kinfe ? this criminal woman waskinfe’s wife and she had one son from him, on one hand , and kinfe wasmelese’s best friend untill both these criminals decided to liqiudate him. But how on earth melese took this ugly woman from her first husband is still un known. More over where is melese’s first wife lemeleme mesfin is still un clear? whereis his daughter’s mother? did he kill her and put her body some where under his illegal office? can his pupies aiga and pupy first tell us about this crucial isses?

  7. weyane
    | #7

    MELES TOLD US AS HE WON HIS BY A POWER OF GUN WE CAN TAKE FROM HIS AND AGAZE SEREVANT THE SAME WAY. GOD BLESS ERITREA AND ETHIOPIA FOREVER.

  8. aha!
    | #8

    Addendum: Where has this asseged G. Sellassie been in the last 10-15 years, now writing a book to prop up Tigrai Harena, which nothing more the alter ego to TPLF. They did not quarel on the agenda he is writing about. I also condemn The leaders of Ginbot 7 for subjecting Ethiopian politics to be dominated by the Eritrean regime, when these two regimes are the two sides of the same coin and TPLF and Igrai Harena are also the two sides of the same coin. The only genuine peaceful struggle is carried out by the hardliners with national goals and strategies.

  9. yoni
    | #9

    We have to follow democratic rule enenthough tyrant Meles want to play with Ethiopians blood. He doesn’t care who ever is died as long as he stayed in power, that is why he preferred to fight with his own people. Our country Ethiopia has been suffered for a long tine since dergue then TPLF.

  10. Gebru
    | #10

    The only way to remove Meles from power is by armed struggle .Eventhough it is expensive ,we need to know that armed struggle is the best way to remove the tentacles of woyane from the beloved country .So let us join force with our brothers who are already involved . GOD PROTECT OUR PEOPLE AND COUNTRY !

  11. Anonymous
    | #11

    ወይ ሃገሬ ……….Both Melese and his wife came from the so called Hell…i don’t know what they think animal is better than them…..

  12. የበላሀው:ዪመለስ
    | #12

    አሳሞች ናችው ሊላ ምን ይባላል?all the above are “PIGS”

  13. dhagahbur
    | #13

    I realy wonder when melse is talking lies about Ogaden people shame on you.ማትፎ ዋያአነእ ሌባ.

  14. Anonymous
    | #14

    ምን ዋሹ ብቻ “አንበጫረቁት”ለመሆኑ የኢኮኖሚ ዕድገት እንዴት ረሀብን ፈጠረ?
    ምን አልባት ወርቅ ሸጣችሁ ገንዘብ ስጡን የሚለው IMF በወርቅ ስም ቦንዳ መሸጥን ሊያስተምሩ ነው?”የፍላጎት መጨመር” ፍላጎት የሌለው ድንጋይ ብቻ ነው ሁልጊዜ ይፈለጣል::
    5 ሚሊዮን ህዝብ መራቡን ሲያምኑ 8 ሚሊዮን አልተመቻቸውም ግን ትክክለኛው መረጃ ከ6-1
    ኢትዮጵያዊ በውጭ ዕርዳታ ይኖራል ሲባል 12ሚሊዮን ችግረኛ መኖሩን አዳምጠዋልን ?
    የሱዳን ችግር የፓለቲካ እንጂ የኢኮኖሚ አደለም ይላሉ.. ከሰብዓዊ መብት ጥያቄ ፓለቲካ መቅደም
    አለበት ይላሉ(..) ፓለቲካ የሰብዓዊ መብት ረጋጭ ነው ማለትዎ ይሁን? በሌላ በኩል ሶማሊያዊያን
    የፈለጋቸውን መንግስት ማቋቋም የራሳቸው ችግር ነው ይላሉ ታዲያ የእሳቸው ጣልቃ-ገብነት
    ሊያማስሉ ወይስ እሳት ሊቆሰቁሱ ነበር? ታዲያ ያ የረገፈው ጅግና ያለቀው ለስልጣን ሽግግር ገፀ-በረከት (የጭዳ ከብት) ነበር ? “በዓለም ወንጀለኛ ፍርድ ቤት የሚፈለግን ሰው የማስተናገድ
    መብታችን ነው ምክንያቱም የወንጀልኛ ፍርድ ቤቱ አባል አደለንም” ታዲያ እሱ አደለም እንዴ
    ትልቁ ቁም ነገር ወንጀለኛማ የፍርድ በቱ አባል ከሆነ ያው የእርስዎ “ካንጋሮ”ፍርድ ቤት ሆነ!!
    የሰውዬው ነገር መጣ “አጥር ሰብሮ በመግባት ተከሶ ሲከላከል መግባቱን ገብቻልሁ ግን የተሰበረ
    አጥር የለም”እንዳለው የይቅርታ አነሳሱን ሥርዓት አንዳስረዱት “ለቀቅናት እንጂ አልፈታናትም”
    ማለትዎ 2010 የምርጫ ጊዜ ሥልጣን ለመልቀቅ አሳብ አለኝ ግን የቦታ ለውጥ ከተገኘ እዛወራለሁ
    ተብሎ ቢተረጎም ፓለቲካውና የኢኮኖሚው ውድቀት “ዳመና”አንዣበበት ሳይሆን ከወዲሁ ዓይን ይዟል (ጭጋግ ወርሷል)ወይ ይጠረግ አለዚያም ተጠረጉ ሁሌም እርግዝና ተወልደው ላያድጉ::

  15. በለው
    | #15

    ምን ዋሹ ብቻ “አንበጫረቁት”ለመሆኑ የኢኮኖሚ ዕድገት እንዴት ረሀብን ፈጠረ?
    ምን አልባት ወርቅ ሸጣችሁ ገንዘብ ስጡን የሚለው IMF በወርቅ ስም ቦንዳ መሸጥን ሊያስተምሩ ነው?”የፍላጎት መጨመር” ፍላጎት የሌለው ድንጋይ ብቻ ነው ሁልጊዜ ይፈለጣል::
    5 ሚሊዮን ህዝብ መራቡን ሲያምኑ 8 ሚሊዮን አልተመቻቸውም ግን ትክክለኛው መረጃ ከ6-1
    ኢትዮጵያዊ በውጭ ዕርዳታ ይኖራል ሲባል 12ሚሊዮን ችግረኛ መኖሩን አዳምጠዋልን ?
    የሱዳን ችግር የፓለቲካ እንጂ የኢኮኖሚ አደለም ይላሉ.. ከሰብዓዊ መብት ጥያቄ ፓለቲካ መቅደም
    አለበት ይላሉ(..) ፓለቲካ የሰብዓዊ መብት ረጋጭ ነው ማለትዎ ይሁን? በሌላ በኩል ሶማሊያዊያን
    የፈለጋቸውን መንግስት ማቋቋም የራሳቸው ችግር ነው ይላሉ ታዲያ የእሳቸው ጣልቃ-ገብነት
    ሊያማስሉ ወይስ እሳት ሊቆሰቁሱ ነበር? ታዲያ ያ የረገፈው ጅግና ያለቀው ለስልጣን ሽግግር ገፀ-በረከት (የጭዳ ከብት) ነበር ? “በዓለም ወንጀለኛ ፍርድ ቤት የሚፈለግን ሰው የማስተናገድ
    መብታችን ነው ምክንያቱም የወንጀልኛ ፍርድ ቤቱ አባል አደለንም” ታዲያ እሱ አደለም እንዴ
    ትልቁ ቁም ነገር ወንጀለኛማ የፍርድ በቱ አባል ከሆነ ያው የእርስዎ “ካንጋሮ”ፍርድ ቤት ሆነ!!
    የሰውዬው ነገር መጣ “አጥር ሰብሮ በመግባት ተከሶ ሲከላከል መግባቱን ገብቻልሁ ግን የተሰበረ
    አጥር የለም”እንዳለው የይቅርታ አነሳሱን ሥርዓት አንዳስረዱት “ለቀቅናት እንጂ አልፈታናትም”
    ማለትዎ 2010 የምርጫ ጊዜ ሥልጣን ለመልቀቅ አሳብ አለኝ ግን የቦታ ለውጥ ከተገኘ እዛወራለሁ
    ተብሎ ቢተረጎም ፓለቲካውና የኢኮኖሚው ውድቀት “ዳመና”አንዣበበት ሳይሆን ከወዲሁ ዓይን ይዟል (ጭጋግ ወርሷል)ወይ ይጠረግ አለዚያም ተጠረጉ ሁሌም እርግዝና ተወልደው ላያድጉ::

  16. mohammad
    | #16

    @Peterson
    I KNOW YOU DONT HAVE STOMACK FOR THAT.

  17. mohammad
    | #17

    @Gebru
    you are a talking machine…robot

  18. atuba dolla
    | #18

    Yes,first thing first;firstly, the current mafia regime must be removed from the surface of Ethiopia.The rest is going to be excuted according to democratisation process to achieve optimized result for the benefit of the citizens.

    Yes,raising guns against the invaders is essential and msut be done in such a way to shorten the lifespan of the invaders so that the bugs would be gotten off the back of the citizens. Yes,and again, Meles Naziawi is big a lier and a fugitive wanted in Ethiopia;there is definitely possibilites that he might meet the fate Al-Bashir did.

  19. Selam
    | #19

    It was not a hardtalk but an interview that help Meles to get affirmation on all his deeds. BBC is another Fana of Ethiopia which air the positive side of Meles. Meles is their kid who grew to implement their interest in that country. I don’t even expect that the international organizations will challenge Meles on behalf of Ethiopians.

  20. Selomon
    | #20

    ሰከንድ ይሁን ደቂቃ በሰዓት ይሁን በቀን ጥዋት ይሁን ሌሊት ለዲክታቶራዊ መለስ ግድ የለውም የተናገረውን የማያውቅ ርካሽ ስለሆነ ወይም የፈለግኩትን እላለሁ ብሎ በንቀት ህዝቡን ለማሞኘት ይሁን ሁሉግዜ መዋሸት ልምዱ ነው ደደቢት የውሸት ትምህርት ነው የተመረቀው የሚገርመው ለሚጠየቀው ጥያቄ ኣንድም ቀን እውነት ተናግሮ ሰምተን ኣናውቅም ጠያቂዋም ጽሁፉን ኣንብባ ከመጠየቅ ይልቅ ከሚመልሳቸው መልሶች ብዙ ጥያቄዎችን መጠየቅ በቻለች ነበር እኔ በጠያቂዋ ኣልረካሁም የኢትዮጵያ ህዝብም ከመለስ ብዙ ነገር ተስፋ ይሁን መልካም ነገር መጠበቅ ሞኝነት ነው ስለዚህ ወግብን ጠበቅ ኣድርጎ ኣንድነት ፈጥሮ መለስና ተከታይ ቡቹሎችን ለመቅበር መነሳትና መታገልን ይመረጣል
    ሞት ለወያኔዎች

  21. Mr. Xsolder
    | #21

    I don’t think any body disagree the need to rise arms against fascist Melese. It appears to me there is a consensus among Ethiopian that the sacrifice that is required to over throw this fascist regime is more painful than the problem we are facing. Considering the current crisis in Ethiopia, we should have seen well organized group who are ready to scarify.

  22. yikerbelen
    | #22

    BBC is not what weknew before.BBC is another radio weyane from london and it’s reporter elezabeta blunt from addis ababa.Shame on BBC. The british soil has produced so many lairs.

  23. አንበሴ
    | #23

    የምላስ ዜናዊ ቅጥፈትና ጭካኔ በንግግርም ሆነ በተግባር: በጫካም ሆነ በከተማ የኢትዮጵያን ህዝብ ሲበላ 18 አመት ሆኖታል:: 11% ኢኮኖሚው አደገ: የኢትዮጵያ ህዝብ ረሃብ የለበትም ሌላም ሌላም::
    እነዚህ ወያኔዎች በስታሊን ጽንሰሃሳብ የተወለዱትና ያደጉት በደደቢት በረሃ ሲሆን:እንደሚታወቀው በኮሚዩኒስት ርዕዮት የተጠመቁ ሁሉ እርስ በርሳቸውም ሆነ የማንንም ህይወት በተለያየ መንገድ ሳያሽመደምዱ ወይም ሳይገድሉ አይለቁም:: በሚዲያ መድረክ መዋሸትም የስታሊን ኮሚኒስቶች ዋነኛው መንገድ ነው:: ወያኔ የራሱን ሰዎች ካሽመደመዳቸውና ከገደላቸው ጥቂቶቹ :ሃየሎም አርአያ: ክንፈ ገ/መድህን: ስዬ አብርሃ: ታምራት ላይኔ እና ሌሎችም::

  24. dedebite
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    AHEYA SAR MEBELATE NEW YEMETAWEKEWE YE KOMATOCH ZER AREFEHE TEKEMETE .YOU HAVE A PROBLEM DO LIKE EPRDF DO DESTROY HIS ENEMY OF ETHIOPIA.NOT BY PUTTING DOWN THE SOLOMONITE ROYELITY,WERKE,AND PROUD HEZBE OF REAL HABESHA.JUST FIGHT AND CLAME WHAT YOU ARE DREAMING TO HAVE THE HISTROY AND ROYELITY BUCKGROUND .REMEMBER YOU WILL NEVER GET WHAT YOU NEVER HAVE DEBELO LEBASHE KEDATEGNA AND WESHATAM LIKE YOUR KOMTA,AND DIRTY SO CALLED NEGUSE.I KNOW YOU NOT GOING TO POST T BUT TO PERSONALLY PUT YOU IN YOUR PLACE ADEGI.THE REAL HABESHA SEW.

  25. አንድነት
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    dedebite!! ሻቢያ ለመሆንህ ምንም የሚያጠራጥር ነገር የለውም ካጻጻፍህ እንደምንረዳው::
    በመጀመሪያ ማወቅ ያለብህ በሙሶሊኒ ጣሊያን ሃገራችን ስትወረር ከአብርሃ ደቦጭና ከሞገስ አስገዶም በስተቀር ከእናንተ አካባቢ ጣሊያንን የተዋጋ ያለ አይመስለኝም:: በመላው ኢትዮጵያ ክፍለሃገር ያሉት አንበሶቹ የኢትዮጵያ ጀግኖች በጫካው በየገደሉ ጣሊያንን ሲያርገበግቡ አህዮቹ በኮምፒሽታቶ አደባባይና በተለያዩ ጥቁር እንዳይገባ በታገደው ቦታ ሁሉ ልክ እንደአህያ ይጎተቱ ነበርና አህዮቹ ያንተው በካልቾ ሲጠረጉና ባፋንኩሎ ሲባሉ የነበሩት ናቸውና አንበሶቹን ለቀቅ:: ትክክለኛው ሃበሻ ለማንም አያጎበድድም ካልነኩት አይነካም

  26. ይህን-በለው
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    dedebite :
    AHEYA SAR MEBELATE NEW YEMETAWEKEWE YE KOMATOCH ZER AREFEHE TEKEMETE .YOU HAVE A PROBLEM DO LIKE EPRDF DO DESTROY HIS ENEMY OF ETHIOPIA.NOT BY PUTTING DOWN THE SOLOMONITE ROYELITY,WERKE,AND PROUD HEZBE OF REAL HABESHA.JUST FIGHT AND CLAME WHAT YOU ARE DREAMING TO HAVE THE HISTROY AND ROYELITY BUCKGROUND .REMEMBER YOU WILL NEVER GET WHAT YOU NEVER HAVE DEBELO LEBASHE KEDATEGNA AND WESHATAM LIKE YOUR KOMTA,AND DIRTY SO CALLED NEGUSE.I KNOW YOU NOT GOING TO POST T BUT TO PERSONALLY PUT YOU IN YOUR PLACE ADEGI.THE REAL HABESHA SEW.

    “ደደቢት” ሌሎች ደበሎ ሲለብሱ ለብርድ መከላከል ይሆናል አለም የዘነጠው ቆዳ እየለበሰ ኮርጆ
    ነው እንጂ የትኛውም ነጭ እኔ ፈጠርኩ ብሎ ያሳየን የለም :: ደደብ – ለወንድ, ደደቢት- ለሴት (ለቦታው) ደደቦች- ለብዙ, ደደባዊት-ደደቦችን አፍቃሪ, ደደቢኛ-የደደብ አመለካከት ያላቸው,
    በደደቢት ቦታ የተወልዱ ወይንም ደደብነት ያላቸው ደድበው የሚያደድቡ ደደቦች ደደብ ሆነው
    የቀሩ ሌላውን ለማደደብ የሚጥሩ ድድብናቸው ቀርቶ ሌላውን ማደደብ ትተው,ከድድብናቸው ወጥተው ሕዝብና ደጋፊዎቻቸውን ሳያደድቡ እነሱም ከድድብናቸው ተምረው ደደብነትን አስወግደው ማወቅ,መማር ማስተማርን አጎልብተው, ደደብነት ኋላ-ቀርነት መሆኑን ተረድተው ደደብነትን ትተው እኛም ደደብ እንዳንላቸው ከአህያ እንዳንቆጥራቸው, ያቁሙ እንላለን እራሳቸውን ደደብ (ከደደቢት) ነን ማለታቸውን::ደደብና ደደቦች ከደደቢት- ደጋፊዎቻቸውን አደዳቢዎች የሀገርና የሕዝብ ፀሮች የባህልና የሐይማኖት,የዘርና የቋንቋ, የፆታና የአዲሱ ትውልድ ደደብ መርዘኞች
    ተወገዱ እናንት ከደደቢት መጢዎች መሰሪ ገንጣይ የሶሺያሊዝምን ዕርዮተ-ዓለም አራማጅ የህግ
    የፓለቲካ ኮራጅ ለጣፊ, ቀዳጅ,ቆራጭ,ለባጅ,ፈጣሪ መሳይ አስመሳይ ደደቦች::!!

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