Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi Dies From Undisclosed Illness at Age 57

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Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi Dies From Undisclosed Illness at Age 57 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi dies at age 57 after an ‘illness.’ There has been some speculation about Zenawi’s death, ranging from cancer to being shot by his wife.  The state media reports he died after contracting an infection. Why is this shrouded in secrecy? His death is a shock and a profound tragedy.

One of Africa’s most powerful and divisive leaders, Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia, has died of an undisclosed illness, it has been announced. He was 57.

During his 21-year rule, Meles turned Ethiopia into one of Africa’s fastest-growing economies and proved to be a key US ally in the war on terror. But he was also regarded as an authoritarian strongman whose critics suffered persecution, imprisonment and torture.

Meles had not been seen in public for about two months. He failed to attend a meeting of African Union heads of state in the capital, Addis Ababa, last month, raising speculation about his health. He died “abroad” at around 11.40pm on Monday after contracting an infection, state television said on Tuesday. Source

 Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi Dies From Undisclosed Illness at Age 57
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 Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi Dies From Undisclosed Illness at Age 57
Janet Shan is a freelance journalist and managing editor of the Hinterland Gazette, who is working on her first novel, a mystery based in the hills on Montego Bay.
  • mrs.

    Ethiopians know the truth.Jezebel Mesfin killed Meles Zenawi
    1.To revenge the death of the father of her son who was killed by Legesse (Meles) Zenawi’s direct order,
    2.To get money ,
    3.To keep having affairs with her lovers without no fear and so on.
    Jezebel Mesfin is faking crying to not to be considered suspect in Legesse’s (Meles’s) unknown the most covered up death of a leader eventhough all conclusions point at her.
    Legesse died in 2012 after
    Legesse killed Meles 30 + years ago.
    Meles died 30+ years ago and got his identity stolen by Legesse.
    Legesse is the one who died now because the real Meles have died long time ago.