Ethiopian PM dead

Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi has died at the age of 57 after months of speculation about his health.

State television announced his death today (21st), saying he died from a sudden infection late Monday while at a hospital abroad.

Meles had been suffering from an undisclosed illness and had not been seen in public for more than a month.

State media said Deputy Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn will serve as acting prime minister.

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