ESAT Radio says Meles Zenawi has died

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By T, Staffer of De Birhan Media 
30 July 2012 

Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi

Ethiopian Satellite  Radio and Television (ESAT) just reported in its tonight news that Ethiopian Prime Minsiter Meles Zenawi has died at 57. The Radio cited its sources from an international organisation  and the diplomatic community.  One of the organisations in the News Report cited in the report however, said it “ is not in a position to speculate about the fate of PM Meles Zenawi, nor have we commented on it to date.” on Twitter. 
Meles Zenawi Asres  was born on 8 May 1955 in Adewa, Tigray and  has been the Prime Minister of Ethiopia since 1995. He was President of Ethiopia from 1991 to 1995. Since 1985, he has been chairman of the Tigrayan Peoples’ Liberation Front(TPLF), and he is head of the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF).


He graduated from the General Wingate high school in Addis Ababa, then studied medicine at Addis Ababa University (at the time known as Haile Selassie University) for two years before interrupting his studies in 1975 to join the TPLF.Meles Zenawi acquired an MBA (Master of Business Administration) from the Open University of the United Kingdom in 1995 and an MSc. (Masters of Science) in Economics from the Erasmus University of the Netherlands in 2004. In July 2002 Meles received an honorary doctoral degree in political science from the Hannam University in South Korea, according to file on under his name on Wikipedia.




De Birhan has however been informed by its sources that Meles Zenawi was visited at his hospital by members of the Ethiopian Embassy in Brussels last week. They did not say whether he was alive or dead. 


Listen to the report by ESAT Radio


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  1. looks like you are trying to destroy the credibility of ESAT … it is not smart to try to use text to voice and tell a lie ..

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