Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi’s death may cause a succession battle that could test the stability of one of Africa’s fastest-growing economies and a key ally in the U.S.’s war against al-Qaeda.
Ivory Coast’s president-elect, Alassane Ouattara , called on the European Union to lift sanctions on the key cocoa-exporting ports of San Pedro and Abidjan to revive an economy devastated by four months of conflict.
Muammar Qaddafi bought influence in Africa in the past four decades with investments in everything from chicken farms to rebel movements. That flow of funds to some of the world’s poorest countries may be about to end.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi , whose nation receives billions of dollars in Western aid, is headed for an easy re-election on May 23 after stifling the opposition, according to analysts and human-rights groups.