Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, seen here speaking at the 20th World Economic Forum on Africa in May 2010 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, died Monday, after weeks of illness, Ethiopian state media reported. Mr. Meles, who took power in 1991, was 57. (Associated Press)

Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, seen here speaking at the 20th World Economic Forum on Africa in May 2010 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, died Monday, after weeks of illness, Ethiopian state media reported. Mr. Meles, who took power in 1991, was 57. (Associated Press)