Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi Dies At 57
by: Steve InskeepOfeibea Quist-Arcton, NPR, August 22, 2012 3:08:00 am
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Prime Minister Meles Zenawi died in a Belgian hospital this week at the age of 57 after a long illness. He came to power in 1991 after leading a rebel army from Ethiopia's north and toppling the Marxist leader. He was viewed as a firm U.S. ally in the war on terrorism, but also was accused of human rights abuses in Ethiopia.
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