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Taking power in 1991, Zenawi presided over strong economic growth, regional wars and political repression.
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2012 08:24


CHRISTIAN HARTMANN/REUTERS
Ethiopia's former Prime Minister Meles Zenawi died at a hospital in Europe, the country's state television network reported on Tuesday. He was 57 years old.  
POOL/REUTERS
Ruling Ethiopia for more than 20 years, Zenawi governed during an economic boom with growth rates of around 10 per cent during the 1990s. Trade with China played a large role in improving Ethiopia's fortunes. 
MICHAELA REHLE/REUTERS
Zenawi was known for cracking down on dissidents, journalists and political opponents. He frequently faced protesters during trips abroad. 
TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images
Presidents Salva Kiir of South Sudan, Mwai Kibaki of Kenya and Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia signed an accord in March 2012 following a ground breaking ceremony of an ambitious port, railway and refinery project in Kenya's resort town of Lamu.
MOHAMED NURELDIN ABDALLAH/REUTERS
During his reign, Zenawi  fought a war of words with Egypt and Sudan over control of the Nile river. Water for agriculture has become a geopolitical battle between some African countries and Zenawi's plans to build dams on the Nile evoked a firestorm of protest from neighbours. 
SIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images
In 2011, supporters of Zenawi gathered to mark the twentieth anniversary of the the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Front (EPRDF) rise to power. During rallies in Addis Ababa, the capital, Zenawi promised to finish the building of a dam on the Blue Nile, a project that has put Ethiopia at odds with Egypt.
ASHRAF SHAZLY/AFP/Getty Images
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir (R) welcomes Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi (L) upon his arrival at Khartoum on September 16, 2011. Unlike some other African leaders, it is said that Zenawi never developed a taste for excessive luxury. 
Thomas Mukoya/REUTERS
In 2005, nearly 200 people died in a crackdown on demonstrators who accused Zenawi of rigging elections. The prime minister and his ruling party said the polls were free and fair. 
Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
Ethnic Somalis in Ethiopia's eastern Ogaden region have been waging a long running insurgency against Zenawi's government. They complain of gross human rights violations by Ethiopian forces. 
Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images
During international climate change talks in Denmark in 2009, some analysts considered Zenwai a strong voice for developing countries. 
STAFF/REUTERS
With a population of some 84 million, increasing food production is crucial for Ethiopia, which has experienced severe famines in the past. 
Thomas Mukoya/REUTERS
In May, 2010 Zenawi rejected opposition complaints of fraud in a national election and said he would win on the strength of his economic record.
SIMON MAINA/AFP
Despite harsh condemnation from human rights groups and some ethnic minorities, some Ethiopians believe Zenawi did what was necessary to stabilse the country.  
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In Pictures: Life of Meles Zenawihttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Life-of-Meles-Zenawien-usAl Jazeerafeedback@daylife.com10Tue, 21 Aug 2012 08:20:20 GMTTue, 21 Aug 2012 10:08:08 GMT http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Life-of-Meles-Zenawi?image_id=03Tl7Hi7Pw8EY

Ethiopia's former Prime Minister Meles Zenawi died at a hospital in Europe, the country's state television network reported on Tuesday. 

Thu, 26 Jan 2012 05:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Life-of-Meles-Zenawi?image_id=03Tl7Hi7Pw8EYCHRISTIAN HARTMANNREUTERSReuters Pictures

Ethiopia's former Prime Minister Meles Zenawi died at a hospital in Europe, the country's state television network reported on Tuesday. 

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Life-of-Meles-Zenawi?image_id=098Rc263QS80l

Ruling Ethiopia for more than 20 years, Zenawi governed during an economic boom with growth rates of around 10 per cent during the 1990s. Trade with China played a large role in improving Ethiopia's fortunes. 

Mon, 15 Aug 2011 10:36:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Life-of-Meles-Zenawi?image_id=098Rc263QS80lPOOLREUTERSReuters Pictures

Ruling Ethiopia for more than 20 years, Zenawi governed during an economic boom with growth rates of around 10 per cent during the 1990s. Trade with China played a large role in improving Ethiopia's fortunes. 

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Life-of-Meles-Zenawi?image_id=09dUfStbDP90Z

Zenawi was known for cracking down on dissidents, journalists and political opponents. He frequently faced protesters during trips abroad. 

Sat, 05 Feb 2011 15:25:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Life-of-Meles-Zenawi?image_id=09dUfStbDP90ZMICHAELA REHLEREUTERSReuters Pictures

Zenawi was known for cracking down on dissidents, journalists and political opponents. He frequently faced protesters during trips abroad. 

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Life-of-Meles-Zenawi?image_id=037adX0fC3clV

Presidents, Salva Kiir of South Sudan, Mwai Kibaki of Kenya and Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia signed an accord in March, 2012 following a ground breaking ceremony of an ambitious port, railway and refinery project in Kenya's resort town of Lamu.

Fri, 02 Mar 2012 15:11:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Life-of-Meles-Zenawi?image_id=037adX0fC3clVTONY KARUMBAAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

Presidents, Salva Kiir of South Sudan, Mwai Kibaki of Kenya and Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia signed an accord in March, 2012 following a ground breaking ceremony of an ambitious port, railway and refinery project in Kenya's resort town of Lamu.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Life-of-Meles-Zenawi?image_id=0aBoc23eHS6CE

During his reign, Zenawi  fought a war of words with Egypt and Sudan over control of the Nile river. Water for agriculture has become a geopolitical battle between some African countries and Zenawi's plans to build dams on the Nile evoked a firestorm of protest from neighbours. 

Thu, 12 Nov 2009 01:22:04 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Life-of-Meles-Zenawi?image_id=0aBoc23eHS6CEMOHAMED NURELDIN ABDALLAHREUTERSReuters Pictures

During his reign, Zenawi  fought a war of words with Egypt and Sudan over control of the Nile river. Water for agriculture has become a geopolitical battle between some African countries and Zenawi's plans to build dams on the Nile evoked a firestorm of protest from neighbours. 

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Life-of-Meles-Zenawi?image_id=01Qc06G8YS6ss

In 2011, supporters of Zenawi gathered to mark the twentieth anniversary of the the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Front (EPRDF) rise to power. During rallies in Addis Ababa, the capital, Zenawi promised to finish the building of a dam on the Blue Nile, a project that has put Ethiopia at odds with Egypt.

Sat, 28 May 2011 12:20:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Life-of-Meles-Zenawi?image_id=01Qc06G8YS6ssSIMON MAINAAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

In 2011, supporters of Zenawi gathered to mark the twentieth anniversary of the the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Front (EPRDF) rise to power. During rallies in Addis Ababa, the capital, Zenawi promised to finish the building of a dam on the Blue Nile, a project that has put Ethiopia at odds with Egypt.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Life-of-Meles-Zenawi?image_id=0gDZ9gFarR4WZ

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir (R) welcomes Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi (L) upon his arrival at Khartoum on September 16, 2011. Unlike some other African leaders, it is said that Zenawi never developed a taste for excessive luxury. 

Fri, 16 Sep 2011 11:36:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Life-of-Meles-Zenawi?image_id=0gDZ9gFarR4WZASHRAF SHAZLYAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir (R) welcomes Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi (L) upon his arrival at Khartoum on September 16, 2011. Unlike some other African leaders, it is said that Zenawi never developed a taste for excessive luxury. 

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Life-of-Meles-Zenawi?image_id=0dgg5hY287e3Y

In 2005, nearly 200 people died in a crackdown on demonstrators who accused Zenawi of rigging elections. The prime minister and his ruling party said the polls were free and fair. 

Tue, 25 May 2010 11:46:04 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Life-of-Meles-Zenawi?image_id=0dgg5hY287e3YThomas MukoyaREUTERSReuters Pictures

In 2005, nearly 200 people died in a crackdown on demonstrators who accused Zenawi of rigging elections. The prime minister and his ruling party said the polls were free and fair. 

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Life-of-Meles-Zenawi?image_id=0ckw1Jk6rHaVi

Ethnic Somalis in Ethiopia's eastern Ogaden region have been waging a long running insurgency against Zenawi's government. They complain of gross human rights violations by Ethiopian forces. 

Thu, 17 Dec 2009 11:36:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Life-of-Meles-Zenawi?image_id=0ckw1Jk6rHaViJeff J MitchellGetty ImagesGetty Images

Ethnic Somalis in Ethiopia's eastern Ogaden region have been waging a long running insurgency against Zenawi's government. They complain of gross human rights violations by Ethiopian forces. 

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Life-of-Meles-Zenawi?image_id=0bUb9HR4XxbqC

During international climate change talks in Denmark in 2009, some analysts considered Zenwai a strong voice for developing countries. 

Fri, 18 Dec 2009 10:50:19 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Life-of-Meles-Zenawi?image_id=0bUb9HR4XxbqCPeter MacdiarmidGetty ImagesGetty Images

During international climate change talks in Denmark in 2009, some analysts considered Zenwai a strong voice for developing countries. 

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Life-of-Meles-Zenawi?image_id=0bof3ZTaN8cn3

With a population of some 84 million, increasing food production is crucial for Ethiopia, which has experienced severe famines in the past. 

Wed, 02 May 2012 10:52:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Life-of-Meles-Zenawi?image_id=0bof3ZTaN8cn3STAFFREUTERSReuters Pictures

With a population of some 84 million, increasing food production is crucial for Ethiopia, which has experienced severe famines in the past. 

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Life-of-Meles-Zenawi?image_id=0cJseSK67RcM0

In May, 2010 Zenawi rejected opposition complaints of fraud in a national election and said he would win on the strength of his economic record.

Sun, 23 May 2010 18:07:30 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Life-of-Meles-Zenawi?image_id=0cJseSK67RcM0Thomas MukoyaREUTERSReuters Pictures

In May, 2010 Zenawi rejected opposition complaints of fraud in a national election and said he would win on the strength of his economic record.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Life-of-Meles-Zenawi?image_id=00oY1sH1US3GI

Despite harsh condemnation from human rights groups and some ethnic minorities, some Ethiopians believe Zenawi did what was necessary to stabilse the country.  

Sun, 23 May 2010 13:07:17 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Life-of-Meles-Zenawi?image_id=00oY1sH1US3GISIMON MAINAAFPGetty Images

Despite harsh condemnation from human rights groups and some ethnic minorities, some Ethiopians believe Zenawi did what was necessary to stabilse the country.  



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