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Ethiopia - Meles Zenawi's Father Dead at 82
Ato Zenawi Asres, the father of Ethiopia's Prime Minister, Meles Zenawi, passed away today at the age of 82, WIC, the pro-government media reported on its website.
The late Zenawi Asres was born in Adwa town of Tigray State and served as administrator of Adwa and Bizet woredas, among the other responsibilities he fulfilled, WIC added.
He also reportedly defied both the feudal and military regimes and even went to the bush to fight the military junta.
The funeral of Zenawi Asres will be held tomorrow at Adwa town in the presence of his family and relatives, it was learnt.
Zenawi is survived by 14 children.
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