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 the International Crisis Group (ICG) and diplomatic community.
The Radio Station also stated that ICG is now preparing a report entitled “Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa in post Meles Zenawi”.
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.