Ethiopia Meles Zenawi

By IndepthAfrica
Aug 22nd, 2012

Thousands of Ethiopians gather in a street to mourn as the body of Meles Zenawi arrived in the Addis, Ethiopia Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012. Meles, Ethiopia’s long-time ruler and a major U.S. counter-terrorism ally who is credited with economic gains but blamed for human rights abuses, died of an undisclosed illness after not being seen in his East African country for weeks, Ethiopian authorities said Tuesday. He was 57. A European Union spokesman said that Meles died in Brussels. (AP Photo/Elias Asmare)

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