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Meles Zenawi

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In this episode of The Big Interview, Jonathan Dimbleby travels to Ethiopia for an exclusive interview with Prime Minister Meles Zenawi.

Zenawi, who has led the African country since 1995, talks to Dimbleby about his government's education policies and the way in which they are being used as a catalyst for change.

Ethiopia's enrolment rate is up to 91.3 per cent at primary level, with the government having pledged to increase child literacy by 50 per cent by 2015.

But are these policies enough to make Ethiopia a lower middle-income country in 20 years? And how does the Prime Minister counter allegations that some of his actions make him nothing less than a run-of-the-mill African autocrat?

Part of the series: The Jonathan Dimbleby Big Interview

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