Ethiopia’s government said has dismiss reports that Prime Minister Meles Zenawi is dead after he failed to attend the African Union Summit.
However the authorities have revealed that Zenawi is ill .
An opposition group recently reported that the Prime Minister
have died in a European hospital.
“There is no serious illness at all. It’s minor only,”
Deputy Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said to local press in an
interview in Addis Ababa, the capital. “As any human being, he
has to get medication and he’ll be coming back soon.”
The 57-year-old Zenawi failed to attend the opening of the African
Union summit in Addis Ababa . He also skipped a meeting
of the New Partnership for Africa's Development in the city on
July 14 for “health reasons,” Senegalese President Macky Sall
was quoted as saying by the Addis Ababa-based Reporter
Meles who heads the ruling Ethiopian People’s
Revolutionary Democratic Front has held power in Ethiopia
for more than two decades.
“ENTC on behalf of the Ethiopian people demands that the
government has the responsibility to disclose the truth to its
citizens,” the council said.