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Ethiopian Dictator Meles Zenawi dies at the age of 57


Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi has died at the age of 57


August 21, 2012 — Ethiopian dictator Meles Zenawi has died at the age of 57, state-owned TV officially announced on its 7am morning news bulletin.

Amid weeks of speculation about his failing health, the longtime ruling premier died abroad at 11:40PM local time from an infection, officials revealed.

“Prime Minister Zenawi suddenly passed away last night. Meles was recovering in a hospital overseas for the past two months but died of a sudden infection at 11:40,” state media said.

The government announced Hailemariam Desalegne, his handpicked Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, has been sworn in as the acting Prime Minister.

Ethiopia's Communications Minister, Bereket Simon, said Meles has been battling an aliment for a year but declined to specify the nature of his illness or where he died. For the time being, he says the country will not change its policy.

During a news briefing with the press today, European Commission spokesman Olivier Bailly said Meles has died Monday night in Brussels, confirming opposition claims that the ailing premier was being hospitalized in Belgium.

Reports indicate his wife, Azeb Mesfin, and their three children, were by his side when Meles passed away.

Kassa Tekeleberhan, speaker of the house of the Federation, informed the press that Meles' body will arrive in Addis at 9pm local time. The government has established a committee with organizing his funeral service.

Meanwhile, in the Northern Tigrayan town of Mekele, city residents are reportedly in complete shock of Meles' demise. Witnesses say civil servants cannot run their routine as fear and uncertainty grips the city.

More details coming soon.

Meles Zenawi dies at the age of 57


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August 21, 2012 at 4:28 AM ×

you know whats te weird past about this article is when you say he was a dictator what was your scale so whats nake it so differant from Presiden Isaias Afewerki??????????????????

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Tesfit
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August 21, 2012 at 9:03 AM ×

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we should not leave d truth to one side. His excellency Prime Minister Meles Zenawi has been one of d best leaders of Africa. H8s stand and commitment for the realization of Eritrean freedom is always in the heart of all Eritrean people. He granted our freedom and supported the freedom and sovereignty of our country. He has done many things for the establishment of peace and stability of Africa!!!

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Anonymous
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August 21, 2012 at 10:25 AM ×

Idiot Eritrean freedom and indepence come with the Eritrean jeganu suwaten,and meles is forced to sign for that by our Heros

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Andualem Gebeyehu
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August 22, 2012 at 4:15 AM ×

Its indeed a very sad and
tragic day in our history. We lost a person brilliant having a great
leadership qualities.he will remain very a live in our memories and
admiration "OUR HERO" "OUR FATHER" OUR ANGEL MELES ZENAWI" god give
strength to his family.......

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Yonas
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August 22, 2012 at 10:10 AM ×

His Excellency Prime Minister Meles, was the best leader in Africa by far. May he rest in peace. Thank You for many great years of service. He was loved by many, locally and internationally. THANK YOU a Million times. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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addis girl
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August 22, 2012 at 12:35 PM ×

of course R.I.P.Meles was not the perfect leader he has his share of pitfalls during his regime .well i see no point about crying over the past.bt my fellow ethiopians dont u think we deserve better ?far better than Meles? why are people acting like he was the one and only ever .that is just so sad and annoying a little bit .you can call a spade a spade and still feel sorry for him and his family. may God bless our Ethiopia .

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Anonymous
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August 23, 2012 at 3:04 AM ×

Pm M Zenawi Hero Hero loved by almost all Ethiopian

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Nn
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August 23, 2012 at 6:53 AM ×

I don't know why you really like to lie there will be no instablity and we will work on his vision. He was one the best African leaders RIP

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abraham abdom
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August 26, 2012 at 1:43 PM ×

the best leader of Africa is died,but our dictator Isaias is steel leaving,do you think is this fair?please let us learn from him.

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Fasil Addis
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August 29, 2012 at 12:19 AM ×




Meles is not a Dictator he is best leader. He respects Christians
Muslims and all peoples. But I have one
comment Ethiopia must have one sea port Meles give his full time and his life
to see a better Ethiopia I agree with this but he forget to fight peacefully to
take our sea port.


Anyhow with the help of truth and the strong Ethiopians
people we will take our sea port back again.


Amen

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Mesfin Taddess
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August 29, 2012 at 12:39 AM ×




Off course he is not a Dictator we all know that he has a wonderful
Quality regards of Ethiopian people. But some off his policies are siding to Eretria
he doesn’t give more attention for the sea port.


I think the policy he
has is better for Eritrea because from among 85 million people Ethiopia has
only few people agree losing the sea port all opposite parties and almost all
Ethiopian People have the same idea to take the sea port by any means.


I don’t
think so the people of Ethiopia agree forever to leave without his sea port.

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sebrosa
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August 30, 2012 at 9:50 PM ×

RIP! Meles Zenawi

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Anonymous
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August 31, 2012 at 3:14 AM ×

Hello,let the other ethiopians tell their pains as for as he was a hasad agame as his agame people are,so go cry him somewhere else.he will get what he deserves that's hellllllll for what he committed on both peoples(-agames).Roast In Peices.

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Getu
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September 8, 2012 at 9:39 AM ×

Meles was evil and a Rasist and he is gone for good
God Bles Ethiopia God Bless Eeast Africa

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Abrham
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September 28, 2012 at 4:21 AM ×

R.I.P Meles!, you were one of a kind!, a hero is never given deserved credit in this b*tch world. You have proved yourself as the greatest son of Ethiopia & Africa, God rest your soul...

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Abrham
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September 28, 2012 at 4:25 AM ×

He gave Ethiopia and Ethiopians one thing no previous leader was able to give, that's HOPE!, Hope that we will be among the great nations, Hope that we will afford to help ourselves & others, Hope that we will have our deserved place in history... If you see milk as white, you wouldn't have any problem recognizing the effort and achievements that Meles Zenawi gave to Ethiopia & Africa!.

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Tesfit
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November 28, 2012 at 4:07 PM ×

Notice;
we should not leave d truth to one side. His excellency Prime Minister Meles Zenawi has been one of d best leaders of Africa. H8s stand and commitment for the realization of Eritrean freedom is always in the heart of all Eritrean people. He granted our freedom and supported the freedom and sovereignty of our country. He has done many things for the establishment of peace and stability of Africa!!!

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