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President of Ethiopia


Girma Wolde-GiorgisGirma Wolde-Giorgis

Date of Birth: December 1924
Birth Place: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Political Party: Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front
Arrival in Power: 8 October 2001
Religion: Ethiopian Orthodox
Profession: Aviation

Biography:


Girma Wolde-Giorgis was born in Addis Adaba, Ethiopia, in 1924. He is the current President of Ethiopia. He was a pioneer in the airline sector in Ethiopia. He was elected president for the first time in 2001, and was re-elected in 2007.



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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Girma_Wolde-Giorgis

Updated on: December 16, 2011

 

 

Prime Minister of Ethiopia


Meles ZenawiMeles Zenawi

Date of Birth: 8 May 1955
Birth Place: Adwa, Ethiopia
Political Party: Tigrayan People's Liberation Front
Arrival in Power: 23 August 1995
Religion: Ethiopian Orthodox
Profession: NA

Biography:


Meles Zenawi was born in Adwa, Ethiopia, in 1955. He is the current Prime Minister of Ethiopia. His education includes studies in medicine at the Addis Adaba University, an MBA from the Open University of the United Kingdom, and a Master of Science from Erasmus University of the Netherlands. He was part of the rebel movement opposed to Ethiopia's dictator at the time, Lieutenant Colonel Mengistu Hailemariam. This movement eventually succeeded and he became prime minister for the first time in 1995 and was re-elected in 2000 and 2005. Although the 2005 election created controversy and turmoil.



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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meles_Zenawi

Updated on: December 16, 2011