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  • A procession of soldiers on foot and on horseback accompanies the body of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi as it arrives at Holy Trinity Cathedral for funeral services in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012. Thousands of mourners gathered in Ethiopia's capital to pay their final respects to Mr. Zenawi, who was praised for lifting many out of poverty but vilified by some for restricting freedoms. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

    Ethiopia gives Prime Minister Meles Zenawi a state funeral

    Thousands of mourners gathered near a public square here in Ethiopia's capital on Sunday to pay their final respects to Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, who was praised for lifting many out of poverty but vilified by some for restricting freedoms.

  • 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..

    Fears for Ethiopia’s stability follow death of longtime ruler

    Ethiopia's long-ruling prime minister, Meles Zenawi, a strong U.S. ally in the war on terrorism in the Horn of Africa, died this week of an undisclosed illness after having not been seen in public for nearly two months, Ethiopian authorities said Tuesday.

  • **FILE** U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton meets Feb. 23, 2012, with Ethiopia's Prime Minister Meles Zenawi at the London Conference on Somalia. (Associated Press)

    Ethiopian premier's absence draws attention, speculation

    Where in the world is Ethiopia’s prime minister? The question is not a geographical brain teaser but a concerned query about the well-being of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, who has not been seen in public for two months, and about Ethiopia's commitment to U.S. counterterrorism efforts in neighboring Somalia.

  • **FILE** South African President Jacob Zuma (left) and Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi converse before a summit session.

    Muslim protests raise fears of radical Islam

    Clashes between Islamic protesters and riot police over the weekend in Ethiopia have raised fears that Muslims are becoming increasingly radical in a predominantly Christian country that has been a key U.S. ally in combating terrorism in the Horn of Africa.

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