Meles Zenawi dies at the age of 57

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(Washington DC) – Ethiopian Satellite Television says it has confirmed from International crisis group (ICG) and other reliable diplomatic sources that prime minister Meles Zenawi has died at the age of 57 in Brussels Belgium.

Meles was born 8 May 1955 in northern Ethiopia, Adwa. He graduated from the General Wingate high school in Addis Ababa, then studied medicine at Addis Ababa University for two years before interrupting his studies in 1975 to join the Tigrean People Liberation Front (TPLF). While a member of the TPLF, he founded the Marxist-Leninist League of Tigray in 1985.

Meles has been the Prime Minister of Ethiopia since 1995. He was President of Ethiopia from 1991 to 1995. Since 1985, he has been chairman of the Tigrayan Peoples’ Liberation Front (TPLF), and he is head of the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF). Click the following link to listen ESAT’s report:

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