The death this week of Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi has raised concerns about whether the imposing but brittle system he devised and dominated will unravel following his departure, leading to turmoil in America's major ally in the Horn of Africa.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi has died at the age of 57, state media say, after weeks of speculation about his health. Mr Meles was admitted to hospital in July. The nature of his condition has not been made public.
211 members of the new Somali Parliament have been sworn today at Mogadishu Airport Hall and elected General Muse Sheikh Hassan Abdulle as new interim chairperson before the election of new Speaker and two Deputies.
Forum for the democratic change president Dr. Kiiza Besigye has called for an audit into the UPDF peace keeping mission in Somalia.
MOGAIDHU, Somalia (AP) - Somali leaders are on the verge of naming a new parliament that is supposed to elect a president by Monday, but it's hard to find any ordinary Somalis excited by the political changes: They don't have the right to vote.