Meles Zenawi


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Meles Zenawi

(mĕ`lĕs zĕnä`wē), 1955–2012, Ethiopian political leader, prime minister of Ethiopia (1995–2012), b. Adwa. After two years of medical studies at the Univ. of Addis Ababa, he helped found (1975) the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), becoming its secretary-general in 1985. In 1989 he became chairman of the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), a coalition of opposition groups in which the TPLF was the leading constituent. Following the defeat of the military regime in 1991, Meles was elected transitional president; prime minister after 1995, he began his fourth term in 2010 and served until his death. Faced with a moribund economy, he spearheaded its rapid development, encouraging both domestic growth and foreign investment while solidifying ties with the West. Meles was widely criticized, however, for his extreme repression of dissent, particularly after the 2005 and 2010 elections, which were marked by opposition accusations of fraud.
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4 (SUNA)- The Ethiopian Prime Minister, Haile-Mariam Desalegn, has lauded the effective role played by the President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir, for completing the mutual understanding and integration between the two countries and the efforts that Al-Bashir and the former Ethiopian Prime Minister, Meles Zenawi, have exerted in this regard.
Ethiopia's current Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, who assumed power after his predecessor Meles Zenawi died in August last year said he is willing to travel to Asmara for peace talks with his Eritrean counterpart.
While this was a very welcome and timely article and while it has reinforced the thought-leadership role that African Business has taken on itself, I was disappointed to see that no reference at all was made to one of Africa's intellectual giants, the late Meles Zenawi who was the Ethiopian leader before his untimely death.
Desalegn updated Kaberuka on his Government s efforts in combating inflation and sustaining sound economic policies that his predecessor, the late Meles Zenawi, had started.
ADDyS ABABA (CyHAN)- Ethiopia has sworn in new Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, after the death of the countries long-running leader, Meles Zenawi last month.
Summary: Thousands of mourners have gathered near a public square in Ethiopia's capital to pay their final respects to Prime Minister Meles Zenawi.
Summary: The Ethiopian Consulate and the community members in Dubai mourned the death of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi who passed away on August 20 at the age of 53.
The paradox of Meles Zenawi, the prime minister of Ethiopia who died Monday at 57, was that he might have been so much more.
Les funerailles du Premier ministre ethiopien Meles Zenawi ont ete fixees au 2 septembre, a annonce le porte-parole du ministere ethiopien des Affaires etrangeres, Dina Mufti.
htm) death of Ethiopia Prime Minister Meles Zenawi has been welcomed by al-Shabaab.
During the phone conversation, Obama conveyed his condolences on behalf of the American people to the people of Ethiopia for the country's loss, following the death of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi this week.
Addis Ababa, Shawwal 4, 1433, Aug 22, 2012, SPA -- Thousands of tearful Ethiopians lined the streets of Addis Ababa on Wednesday as a car carrying the body of former Prime Minister Meles Zenawi slowly drove from the airport to the national palace, according to dpa.