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 Meles Zenawi

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Meles Zenawi

Birth
Tigray, Ethiopia
Death 20 Aug 2012 (aged 57)
Brussels, Arrondissement Brussel-Hoofdstad, Brussels-Capital Region, Belgium
Burial Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa Chartered City, Ethiopia
Memorial ID 95702732 View Source
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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


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  • Originally Created by: Errete
  • Added: 21 Aug 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 95702732
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/95702732/meles-zenawi : accessed ), memorial page for Meles Zenawi (9 May 1955–20 Aug 2012), Find a Grave Memorial ID 95702732, citing Trinity Cathedral, Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa Chartered City, Ethiopia ; Maintained by Find A Grave .