Ethiopia’s longtime dictator Meles Zenawi is fighting for his life in a Brussels clinic according to several sources. France 24, the state-run English news channel said the Ethiopian Prime Minister is in a Brussels clinic and is in a “critical” state, citing several diplomatic sources, who spoke to the news agency AFP. One diplomat who asked not be named also said, the diminutive dictator is in a “critical state”.
Some Ethiopian opposition websites had earlier reported that the 57-year old dictator is already dead, but this appears to be inaccurate. Nevertheless, the unexpected deteriorating health of the Prime Minister has captivated the blogosphere.
Zenawi was last seen during the G-20 summit in Los Cabos, Mexico, last June. His picture with Chinese President Hu Jintao (seen above), during the summit was much talked about. He looked thin and pale, and he has not been seen in public since.