Meles Zenawi dies at the age of 57 [Text&Video]


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46 Responses

  1. nebelbal says:

    Oh Man! Sucks! He should have stood trial. This was very easy.

    May you rot in hell!!!

  2. LOL says:

    Dave, Can you bring Yared Tibebu back as he has some explaining to do.

    I am not blaming him for not believing that meles may have not died that time but the other trashes that he throw like how he believes Bereket and how he insulted the diaspora freedom fighters is beyond stupidity ….

  3. Mik says:

    “live ur life as if everything is a miracle or live ur life as if nothing is a miracle”

  4. Am very sorry by z death of meles.he was a great leader.eth.lost its great man.

  5. Am very sorry by z death of meles.he was a great leader.eth.lost its great man.he was brilliant and dynamic!

  6. Tatek says:

    The tyrant’s death that was kept a secret for so long by his irresponsible, corrupt and autocratic inner circle should be a chance for Ethiopians to come together, bury the legacy of the brutal ruler that added 21 long years to Ethiopia’s dark past and keep up the fight for justice, equality, rule of law, human rights and democracy that we desperately need at this crucial time in our nation’s history. The opposition, political and civic organizations as well as all peace, equality and justice loving Ethiopians should come together and do everything in our power to make sure that our country comes out of the yoke of oppression, tyranny and marginalization that was forced on it by the savage rule of colonel Meles Zenawi. As I said earlier, if colonel Zenawi had anything to leave behind, it is the 21 dark years he added to the history of Ethiopia’s dark past and his serving as an American stooge that sacrificed Ethiopia’s interests and national pride for the whims and pleasures of the west, particularly his political master, the United States.

    • Bikila says:

      Deeply sorry on the death of PM Meles Zenawi. Regardless of any thing, there is no pleasure in his death, he was a hero for many, and even more people were looking up to him. Politics can never make happy everyone, not in Ethiopia or any where else. For we historically have never had democratic government before, painting all black on the legacy of this man will never help us move forward. Just like any other political figures, he has had his share of darkness in his policies, governance and views, yet he exerted himself like no other leader in the region and in the world to lift this poor nation out of poverty.

      Meles will be remembered for his vision on hand and also his failure to believe in human freedom, which had he believed into would have propelled him to the level of few great leader our world has seen. Wise men, women and nation will pose now to reflect, not rejoice in the death of a leader but to chart a way forward for plural Ethiopia. Ethiopia where people cherish diversity, accept differences, human spirit become free and issues solved around table not at gun point. We have now an opportunity to come together and look forward for the sake of our children and our future.

  7. zeru says:

    As human beings especially as Ethiopians, let us be respectful to the dead! At this critical time of transition, let us stay calm. The hot political discussion will resume! RIP!

  8. solomon says:

    I am not a supporter Meles Zenawi. But I have to say this ESAT and the like media please stop inspiring chaos in Ethiopia. Things will change slowly in the mean time respect the dead ! Meles may not be a good leader but no body can deny that he had accomplished good things in Ethiopia. Let us respect the dead please !!

  9. Total says:

    Dave you didn’t mention a single word about the first announcement of his death by ESAT.Are you Jealous?
    ESAT the Voice of all Ethiopians Truthful and Trustfull.I Love ESAT!

    • Total says:

      Hi Dave,I forgot to ask you to interview Yared Tibebu the great political annalist who can read between the lines and interpret the words of Bereket.Tell him Meles is died on July 14 and announced by ESAT which is found True.

  10. Tatek says:

    Sorry if my statement has caused any offense to anyone, mainly if you are a close member of the dead ruler, but I was just saying that ETV’s description that the PM was a great leader lost by Ethiopia and Africa are exponentially exaggerated. All my condolences to his family and his cabinet, but I have to say that this should be the opportunity for Ethiopia to bury the 21 dark years under the tyranny, oppression and marginalization of the savage ruler with him and look forward to building democratic institutions.

  11. Abel says:

    መለስና አቡኑ-ፍቅር እስከ መቃብር
    አቡኑና መለስ፣ መለስና አቡኑ፤
    ድርና ማግ ሆነው እንዲያ ሲፎንኑ፤
    በወራት ልዩነት፣ ከአይናችን በነኑ።
    ልክ እንደ ሹመቱ፤ እንደተመካከሩ፤
    በመቅዘፍት ተይዘው፣ ሲደነባበሩ፤
    ከሆስፒታል ገብተው፣ እንደተኙ ቀሩ።
    ከ70 ዓመት በፊት፣ በሃዲስ ተደርሶ፤
    ፍቅር እስከ መቃብር፣ በሚል ተደጉሶ፤
    በልብ ወለድነት፤ ለሁሉም ተዳርሶ፤
    በኢትዬጵያ ምድር፣ ሲኖር ተወድሶ፤
    በገሃድ ታወጀ፤ ይኸው ቀኑ ደርሶ።
    የእኒያን ፊውዳሎች፣ ግብራቸውን ወስደው፤
    በወራት ልዩነት፣ ይሄው አየናቸው፤
    መለስና አቡኑ፣ ገጸ ባህሪ ሆነው፤
    በአስገራሚ ፍጥነት፣ ሄዱ ተመራርተው።

    ቴዲ ፣ ነሐሴ 10 2004 ዓ.ም ተጻፈ
    መታሰቢያነቱ በወራት ልዩነት ለተለዩን ለጠቅላይ ሚነስትር መለስ ዜናዊና ለፓትርያርክ አቡነ ጳውሎስ

  12. What A SHAME for the Ethiopian Political Management. Enough is said on the authoritarian regime, the late PM Melese Zenawi has led during the last 21 years. However, he, Melese Zenawi as a person, could have deserved a better and human treatment of his death circumstances! Death is a natural phenomenon, which no one living being can be spared of. It is a scandal however, that, of all people his own political friends, caused a disrespectful and an inhuman way of his ultimate valediction – blind political power calculations! Death is a natural phenomenon, according to Ethiopian manner, we say “May the soul of everybody -yes everybody, be conveyed wih the Almighty’s deliverance”!

    But if an administration of a great nation lies, every rest-bit of authenticity and legitimacy it may have at it disposal is at stake! And it is a shame, which could have been avoided!

    Now a resolute path towards an overall national reconciliation is the only remedy that may save what could be saved in order to promote a peaceful transition!
    Look please at The Big Picture: ETHIOPIA!
    ETHIOPIA is sufficient for all of us! CHANGE YOUR MIND and see THE OTHER with a SOBER MIND. That is all there is to IT! We don’t need a mediator. There cannot be and there has never been in history, a selfless mediator for Ethiopians!

  13. Tazabe says:

    Finally they declared him dead. I guess they finished their secretive meeting and plan. God gave his judgment to Melese and the Abune who will be next? They will perish one by one. They have too much blood in their hands. No more ethnocentrisim and genocide and displacement if the people come together to clean it up and remove them from the country may be can go to Asmara or timbatu. The tears of all those starving children, the abuse of all monks in Waldeba and other monasteries, the 2005 masacre of innocent Ethiopians, the souls of all those who were killed in Arbagugu and Bedeno, all the able bodied Ethiopians who were forced to fight the war between him and his cousin Afewarke, and all those sodiers that died in somalia, the masacre of the Gambella sister and brothers, and the destruction and selling of our land and resources, and diluting our authentic precious culture and tradition it is endless. His destruction out ways his contribution. To bad he did not face the World Court for his and his cadres crime. God gave his judgement. Victory for our oppressed people. And God will bless Ethiopia continually.

    • Name (required) says:

      Whether u blieve or not meles is our one replaced him he is briliant gifted man.he has nothging to him self but he did alot to this blessed country.but some of u said meles was dictator who knows u? U may be son of derg.

  14. peterson says:

    No doubt the Prime Minster was relatively young. And his death is untimely,but we should reconginse he injected ground breaking changes to the discourse of Ethiopian politics that will have centuries old implications. He achieved his objectives in unbelivable fashion, I think that is what is meant by living-in and leaving-from the world. I salute good bye to this wonderful human achiever! The ‘leaders’ of the opposition have a huge deal to catch up, even to be considered as one of his types!!

  15. Achamyeleh says:

    @Total read the news again carefully

  16. Hagere says:

    ufffffffffffffff God is great! Tegelagelenewu ehen meseri, kifu, zeregna,ye hagerachen telat Egzeabher yemesegen gena bezu enayalen Ethiopia be kiber le zelealem tinur !!

  17. maelbel says:

    Too Sad! A great leader lost! What a loss to africa and the horn! I only wished he fulfilled his wish of stepping down by 2015, take rest and spend time with family and most importantly write his memoir!

  18. hi says:

    amhar malekachew new meles was very kind for them but now thier nigthmare is juist begining.

  19. Zerusenai says:

    Goog riddance!! The hype concerning the economy is highly misplaced for Ethiopia has been receiving $4bn of grants annually for the best part of his rule. Any seemingly positive economic change is to do with this huge inflow of resources and, of course, the force of globalization that has swept SSA as a whole. If anything, the Ethiopian economy has become so much dependent on external fund, which is sucked into running the bourgeoning bureaucracy and his security apparatus. On most other respects, he has one of the worst records. So much noise was made against Mr. Mugabe, for example, but Mr. Mugabe has not openly massacred his people as much as Mr. Zenawi did. Zimbabwe was/is crippled economically due to sanctions; in a puzzling contrast, Mr. Zenawi – the most autocratic of leaders Africa has seen – has been hugely rewarded by the west, touted as partner of the war on terror. Who would forget Mr. Zenawi’s public declaration of his “taking direct control of the security forces…” on Election Day evening in 2005 before ordering his security forces to massacre 200+ unarmed civilians on the streets of Addis Ababa? To the bafflement of most, he then rubbed shoulders with world leaders at the 2005 G8 summit in Gleneagles few days later. To give credit where it is due, he has dazzled the international stage and the numerous G8/20 meetings, as head of NEPAD. Even that dazzle, however, has been badly tainted by Mr. Zenawi’ Achilles hill – his brutal disregard for human rights and Ethiopians.

  20. aghere says:



  21. Wondinet says:

    RIP Meles!!!!!!!!!
    While Meles dying he replaced millions of Meleses, so, the revolution on neft to continue!

  22. belcha says:

    It is the great day of my country. Two enemies of our country gone never came back died finshed.I wash never berred our land .burnd there body and spray in occen .Now time thre family are cray there . He was preaching ethiopia has 100year histories and called our felage is charke. He give red sea for our enemies .Today is my happiest day of my life .God is great .I see my own eye ethiopian enemies gone for ever .god is lord

  23. aghere says:

    Must read

    Thank you for the information.

    Really it is a must read for open minded individuals and those people who want to know about ths late Prime Minister Melese Zenawi and his legacy.

  24. aghere says:


    Where is the article that says about the resurrecion of Melese Zenawi?It should remain in your web site.It is history.

  25. azeb says:

    You have my sincere condolences on the loss of Melese Zenawi to his family.
    PM Melese Zenawi is not likable leader by majority Ethiopian. ETV broadcasters told by their boss to wear in black, the message is Ethiopian peoples follow us. If not you will be terminated from your job.

  26. Serawit says:

    My deepest condolence on the death of our great leader PM Meles Zenawi. He will be the first leader in recent Ethiopian history to have a state funeral. Ethiopia will for the first time in recent history bury its leader in public. God bless your soul Meles, I know you are watching over us, we will keep your promise and finish what you started on liberating our country from poverty and backwardness.

  27. aghere says:

    The Horn Times Breaking News August 21, 2012
    by Getahune Bekele

    Former Mayer of Addis Ababa and former deputy president of Tigraye republic, later appointed minister of works and urban development, Arkebe Oqubay(pictured) has disappeared over the weekend following his friend and ally Gen Samora Younice who sneaked out of Addis Ababa last week. Rumors are that both highly wanted war criminals are hiding in South Sudan capital, Juba.

    With well-known TPLF rabble- rousers, the old curmudgeon Sibehat Nega and his loose cannon Tigray republic president Abbay Woldu openly threatening pro Zenawi warlords, the exodus is set to continue.
    According to our well-placed sources, the two Eritreans, Newaye Gebreab, and Bereket Simeon will flee soon rather than hanging around and risk capture.

    Although Zenawis’ death has been announced on Monday, it was already known by most warlords that the tyrant is finally gone.

    Another warlord who also reported to be in Juba is TPLF cc member and former Holeta concentration camp commander, and later central state prison boss, Zeray Yehedego.

  28. Yared Tibebu says:

    Now I see what Ato Getachew Jebesa would say about Bereket. Most News Media reported the death of Meles weeks ago and one News source said, Meles’ body was in addis few days ago.

    However, Bereket’s group deny that and they say Meles died yesterday 11:40 to mislead ato Getachew and millions of Ethiopians. That is another criminal act by the tplf group.

    My question is what would ato Getachew say now after observing the succesive lies of his former friends?

  29. Kefale says:

    He lived a a great life and died.
    Dieing is not a sad thing for his kind of people because we enjoyed life and did everything we wanted while we were alive.
    Meles Zenawi donot miss anything from this earth when he died because he made sure he had it good more than enough.
    Being sad is for people who were wishing they be like him all their life but end up dieing without any achievement.

  30. Ethiopiyawi says:

    Yergib Amora!!!! Congratulations to all ethiopians!!!

  31. tefera says:

    Who cares let him go to GEHANEB

  32. Yalu says:

    God bless Ethiopia ,I thanks really Esat to gave us real information ,
    Yared Tibebu and other old politicians need to stop everything and back to church(donot disturb overthere)I think your generation did not bring any thing for Ethiopia

  33. T.Goshu says:

    Well, the official announcement by the very evil-driven, frustrated and dangerously confused inner circle of the late Ato Meles Zenawi after 30+ days of the actual pronouncement his death is neither unexpected nor surprising. Folks, what is really very unfortunate and worrisome is when it comes to the question of how a country of 80+ million people has been a very good play gournd for a very deadly political game for the last quarter of a century . Yes, the Ethioian people know the dirty political game and its mastermind, the late Ato Meles very well from their horrible day -to-day experiences. Now,the very brain -children of a very cynical and crooked political figugre , the late Ato Meles Zenawi are confirming to the people explicitly that they were nothing without him, and implicitly that their future is so shaky without him .If we listen their statement ( announcement ) carefully and try to look at it critically , it is a declarative statement of a bunch of dysfunctional and wicked people who are extremely in a state of self-confidence crisis . And I sincerely believe that this kind very crazy state of mind should be closely watched and dealt with accordingly before it implodes and then explodes and consequently caueses a very serious damage that would be very difficult to reverse or to manage.

    They ( the bad guys of the inner circle)told us that they are going to continue the “great agendas, policies ,practices “of their late great master at any cost. The long statement in the name of the declaration of the death of their “bread winner” which was written and rewritten a few weeks ago strongly sounds that they are nothing without him . Well, that is up to them as long as they do not have a real sense of moralty and some basic charactersitics of human dignity even after the death of a person who made them simply speaking tools of his ugly political agenda . But, the innocent people of Ethiopia cannot afford to continue shouldering this kind of political idiocy at all!!

    Folks, if the Council of Ministers which is a collection of a bunch of people who do not speak their minds is telling the people of Ethiopia in particular and the people of Horn the of Africa as well as the Continet in general that Ato Mels Zenawi was everything for them ,not any other political figure It is a huge and serious insult to the very intelligence of the people. I wonder how a person who committed unincredible violation and crime against fundamental human rights and dignity could be praised as a person with great legacy not only to Ethoiopians but also the people of Africa. I wonder why and how the innocent people of ethiopia in particular and Africa in general should be fooled that a person who did nothing but showed up at various talk shows ( mettings, conferences, consultations, forums etc. ) and made all kinds of rhetorics is as great as anything. I strongly argue that this is a very not only nonsensical but outrageously stupid way of thiking or mentality. Yes, undermining peoples’ intelligence who expeienced the terrible life style for 20 years reflects the very stupidity of the inner circle of TPLF/EPRDF . Mind you folks! on the one hand,those elites of the the ruthless ruling party tell us their very mystified story ( miraclous ) about the master mind of thier dirty game ,the late Ato Meles . On the other hand ,they try hard to convince us that they are detrmined to prevail in a more strong fasion without him. Yes, it is true that they have to produce and reproduce a wave of propaganda and pretend that they are fine to contiune their out-dated and deadly rule by hook or crook. They have to be told clearly and loudly that today and tomorrow are completley differnet from yesterday as time has a lot to do with things we are supposed to get done. I strongly believe it is time to get out of a senseless way of repeating senseless mistakes!! It does not here after make sense at all to try to solve a serious challenge we face with a deadly wrong method which was used by the late PM Meles Zenawi. Do not tell the people that they have to remain silent about respect for thier fundamental political freedom, basic human rights, justice ,the desire to live decent life and etc. as long as they see the construction of certain roads,buildings, dams, telecommunications here and there . Do not try in vain that the late mastermind of tyrany ( Ato Meles ) was a great leader not only of Ethiopia but Africa for the simple reason that he used to show up in various forums and made all kinds rhetorics. Now it is exceptionally critical moment . There is no way to contiune the very dirty game as usual!

  34. Mei says:

    Legesse killed Meles 30 + years ago.

    Meles died 30+ years ago and got his identity stolen by Legesse.

    Legesse is the one who died now because the real Meles have died a long time ago.

  35. Filfilu KeAddis Ababa says:

    ወያኔ የሰራው ወንጀልና ያፈሰሰው የንፁሃን ደም ይረሳል እንዴ??? ገና አንድ በአንድ አፈር ይልሷታል። ህዝቡን ከፋፍሎና ዘረኛ አድርጎ በአይነቁራኛ እንድንተያይ አድርጎ ስለሞተና በአለም ህዝብ ፊት በሰራው ወንጀል ሳይጠየቅ ከዚህ ሁሉ ወንጀል በነፃ ማንም ወደማይቀርበት ሞት በሰላም መሄዱ ብቻ እንደእሳት ያንገበግበኛል። ሌሎቹን የወያኔ ካድሬዎች አንድ በአንድ ለፍርድ እንዲቀርቡ የአለም አቀፉ ማህበረሰብ ጫና እንዲያደርግ በሀገርና በውጪ ያለው ኢትዮጵያዊ ያቅሙን እንዲያደርግ በአክብሮት እለምናለሁ። በዚህ ጊዜ ያዘነው አስመሳዩ አጎብዳጁና ለሆዱ ያደረው ጅብ ነው። ለእነሱ ያለኝ መልዕክት ያዘነ አትምሰሉ ውሸታም ሁሉ ”የገዛ ህሊናችሁን አትሸውዱት” ነው የምለው። ኢሳትና አውራምባ Times የመሪውን የግፍ አገዛዝ እንደዚህ አጋልጡልን እናመሰግናለን። ፍልፍሉ ከመገናኛ አዲስ አበባ

  36. Azede says:

    Please!please! tell Elias Kifle(Ethiopinreview) that his mouth is smelling and He is far far under average with zero Intellectual calss so please tell thise genetically leper from any north that He does not have a class to mix in any poletical affairs of that country.

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