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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Chinese President Hu Jintao (C Front), Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi (L Front) and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak (R Front) jointly read out the declaration of the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) at the Great Hall BEIJING - 3 September 2018: Chinese President Xi Jinping has welcomed African leaders taking part in the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), which kicked off earlier Monday.
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.
The South Sudanese foreign Minister made the remarks while addressing the congregation at memorial service held on Tuesday in Addis Ababa to commemorate one year since the death of former Ethiopian Prime minister, Meles Zenawi. Marial cited the peace achieved in Sudan and South Sudan as well as the relative stability gained Somalia as cases in point to show that the region was getting more stable and peaceful.
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.
The recent (http://http//www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/376139/20120822/meles-zenawi-death-ethiopia-dessalegn-africa-kenya.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.