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Meles Zenawi
Birth: May 9, 1955
Tigray, Ethiopia
Death: Aug. 20, 2012
Brussels
Brussels-Capital Region, Belgium

Ethiopian Prime Minister. Born Legesse Zenawi Asras, he led Ethiopia since 1991, when commanding the guerrilla group "Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front" (EPRDF), overthrew the dictatorship of Mengistu Haile Mariam, leader of the pro-sovietic military junta that ruled the country from 1974 to 1987 and then president of the country until 1991. Zenawi, was president from 1991 to 1995, after which he became as prime minister. He was one of Africa's strongmen, and a key ally of America in the war on terrorism in the "Horn of Africa". Cause of death: cancer. (bio by: Errete) 
 
Burial:
Trinity Cathedral
Addis Ababa
Addis Ababa Chartered City, Ethiopia
 
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Originally Created by: Errete
Record added: Aug 21, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 95702732
Meles Zenawi
Added by: Errete
 
Meles Zenawi
Added by: Errete
 
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Rest in Peace, Meles. See you in Heaven.
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