BirthdayMay 8, 1955
BirthplaceAdwa, Ethiopia

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Meles Zenawi

    Full name: Meles Zenawi
    Also known as: Meles Zenawi
    Education: Open University
    Professions: Ethiopian politician; Prime Minister of Ethiopia
    Religion: Athiest

  2. Meles Zenawi Death information

    Died: Monday, 20th of August, 2012 (Age: 57)

  3. Meles Zenawi Biography

    Meles Zenawi Asres (Ge'ez: መለስ ዜናዊ አስረስ mäläs zenawi asräs About this sound listen ; 9 May 1955 – 20 August 2012, born Legesse Zenawi Asres) was the Prime Minister of Ethiopia from 1995 until his death in 2012. From 1989, he was the chairman of the Tigrayan Peoples' Liberation Front (TPLF), and the head of the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) since its formation in 1991. Before becoming a prime minister in 1995, he had served the president of the transitional government of Ethiopia from 1991 to 1995.In 1975, he left college to join the Tigrayan People's Liberation Front (TPLF), and opposing the Derg. After the overthrow of the dictator military regime, he was elected as a president of the transition Government and then as a Prime Minister.While his government was credited with reforms such as those that led a multi-party political system in Ethiopia, introduction of private press in Ethiopia and decreased child mortality rates, his government was also accused of political repression and various human rights abuses, curbing freedom of press. and dissent. Known by the media as one of Africa's strongmen, he was also an ally in the United States' "War on Terror".

  4. Meles Zenawi Family

    Spouse: Azeb Mesfin

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