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Newsweek: Meles Zenawi: An Impatient Ally

Author: Jason McLure
April 21, 2008

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In an interview with Newsweek's Jason McLure, Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi speaks about fighting the insurgency in Somalia: "The response of the international community and the U.N. has been less than stellar. We understand why the U.N. could not send a peacekeeping mission. But we do not understand why the U.N., through the Security Council, could not provide some funding to the AU. The U.S. has been a bit more forthcoming. They have provided support, for example, to the Ugandans to deploy their troops in Mogadishu. They have diplomatically been broadly supportive of the TFG and stabilization in Somalia."

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