By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This is not particularly convenient for Ethiopia’s new head of state, although it does reveal his considerate side; he leaves for work very early in the morning and returns late at night in order to spare the already jam-packed Addis Ababa streets the further chaos that accompanies the passage of his convoy. All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from July Articles with permanently dead external links Webarchive template wayback links Articles with hCards. OLF denounces military deployment to WestOromia. For most of that time, the couple lived in the prime minister’s residence in the national palace, as was their right. Azeb’s suspension came after widespread rumors that she had walked out of the party meeting weeks ago and reportedly unhappy about the way the debate session were progressing. Authority relaxes aviation proclamation to enhance private sector involvement.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Topics Ethiopia Guardian Africa network. TPLF also stated in its announcement that it will continue its deep renewal process fulfilling the pledge both the party and the font EPRDF made to their supporters and the public at large. Azeb Mesfin has plans to implement actions that will increase the importance and stature of the MZF, unfortunately, without the attention and interest from current TPLF leaders, her mission might prove to be a difficult, if not impossible one.

Not coincidentally, most of Ethiopia’s political power is concentrated in the hands of people from this region although not the new prime minister, it should be noted; he is from a southern province. This, perhaps, is no bad thing. It is believed that during this time, they would become romantically involved, although there were strict policies in place that forbade such relations. Policy changes, where they have mesfiin, have been encouraging.


Local entrepreneur buys Hayat Hospital. She was elected in to the House of Peoples’ Representatives the lower House of the Ethiopian Parliament representing her home woreda of Wolqayt and Humeraand serves as chair of its Social Affairs Standing Committee.

Azeb Mesfin Biography: Wife of Former Ethiopian PM Meles Zenawi

Azeb Mesfin was no mere ornament to her husband’s immense power. But losing her husband also means losing her home, a double blow which Azeb is probably not yet ready to face.

Auditor General declines Board appointment. His death would have inevitably caused her untold emotional grief. Mesfon to have the characteristics of a brave and strong-willed woman, Azeb was soon given training as a secretary, to take a position, within the important and influential TPLF political affairs bureau. Childhood Azeb Mesfin was born in in the north western part of Ethiopia, in a region called Welkayit, where both the Amhara mesfij Tigrayans ethnic groups have lived peacefully for generations.

Together they had three children: She would represent the woredas of Wolqayt and Humera, the area she was born in. Meanwhile, Desalegn and his family remain in their relatively small villa in a suburban area in the west of the capital.

At a political level, things are a little more complicated as they always are. She would also become the Executive Director of the Mega Corporation, which was involved in book publications among other endeavors.


In fact, right after Meles’ death speculation began that his widow would manoeuvre herself into power. And if can do that, then it doesn’t really matter how long it takes to get Azeb Mesfin out of the palace. She is media shy and does not engage in many interviews, and this secretiveness perhaps was the catalyst that led to her being vilified throughout various media outlets.

In her own way, she was just as powerful as her late husband. In her speech, she would say: After Meles’ Death In August 23,Meles Zenawi, her long time husband and partner in life, passed away due to an unknown illness.

Azeb Mesfin – Wikidata

If Desalegn can combine steady economic growth with a more enlightened, less restrictive government, he can really consolidate Ethiopia’s progress. There have been no major reshuffles.

It is has been a little more than two months since the death of Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi.

Martin Luther King, Jr. For Desalegn, the issue is fraught.

On the other end of the spectrum, she was awarded and commended for her charity work. The article properly refers to the person by her given name, Azeb, and not as Mesfin. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.