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India and the autumn of the African Patriarch

Ethiopia’s Meles Zenawi belonged to an elite club of African leaders who wielded enormous power at home, while commanding much respect abroad. These patriarchs are now well into the twilight of their careers and their withdrawal from politics, as Zenawi’s death shows, may be sudden and unexpected. Their ailing lives present a unique foreign policy challenge for India – that of protecting its high economic and political stakes in sub-Saharan Africa.
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