Ethiopian PM is dead
Posted on: 21 Aug 2012
Addis Ababa: Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi has died, the state TV reported Tuesday.
The 57-year-old Ethiopian leader had not appeared in public in the last two months because of unspecified illness, reported Xinhua.
He died abroad due to a sudden infection when he was recovering in a hospital, a government spokesperson said.
The state TV also said Deputy Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn will be acting prime minister.