28 Aug

Remembering Meles Zenawi, Ethiopia’s Champion | NPR

By Ofeibea Quist-Arcton 

Meles Zenawi came to power in Ethiopia at the head of a rebel army that toppled dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam. For 20 years, he worked to alleviate poverty for Ethiopians, but was accused by his critics of human rights abuses and crushing dissent. Meles died this week at 57.

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