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JK, world leaders mourn death of Meles Zenawi

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    nngu007 JF-Expert Member

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    President Jakaya Kikwete (pictured) on Tuesday joined other world leaders in mourning the death of Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi. File


    By The Citizen Reporter and Agencies


    Posted Wednesday, August 22 2012 at 11:41


    IN SUMMARY


    • President Kikwete said Ethiopia had lost a dedicated, revolutionary and visionary leader, while Africa has lost a reliable spokesperson, adding that the late Meles would be remembered for the steadfastness in defending the interests of Africa and its peoples.
    • His death at age 57 leaves a major power gap in the Horn of Africa. Ethiopia has played a key role in the fortunes of many of its neighbours, as well as host to the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa.
    • Meles played a key part in brokering peace efforts between newly independent South Sudan and its former civil war foe Sudan, a role praised by South Sudan's Information Minister Barnaba Marial Benjamin.

    President Jakaya Kikwete on Tuesday joined other world leaders in mourning the death of Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi.

    State House statement said President Kikwete had received news of Mr Meles' death with "profound shock and sadness", and sent his condolences to Ethiopian President Girma Wolde-Giorgis.

    "Tanzania has received with profound shock and sadness news of the death of His Excellency Meles Zenawi, which occurred last night.

    "On behalf of the people of Tanzania, my government and myself, I am sending my heartfelt condolences to the late leader's widow, Honourable Azeb Mesfin, and the entire family of His Excellency Meles Zenawi. We are with you in mourning the death," President Kikwete said in his message.

    He said Ethiopia had lost a dedicated, revolutionary and visionary leader, while Africa has lost a reliable spokesperson, adding that the late Meles would be remembered for the steadfastness in defending the interests of Africa and its peoples.

    His death at age 57 leaves a major power gap in the Horn of Africa. Ethiopia has played a key role in the fortunes of many of its neighbours, as well as host to the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa.

    European Commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso said Meles "demonstrated his strong personal commitment over many years to improving the lives of not just his own but all African peoples, through his work on African unity, climate change, development and in promoting peace and stability, particularly in the Horn of Africa."

    Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki called Meles a "pragmatic and visionary" leader who helped stabilise his country and placed it on the path of economic growth, adding that his death is a "devastating loss"

    "On behalf of the government and the people of Kenya, I convey our deepest sympathies," Kibaki said in a statement, adding that Meles' leadership and negotiation skills would "forever be missed across the region and Africa."

    Meles played a key part in brokering peace efforts between newly independent South Sudan and its former civil war foe Sudan, a role praised by South Sudan's Information Minister Barnaba Marial Benjamin.

    "He was one person who could say in black and white what the position of both countries was -- and was respected by both," Benjamin said. "To South Sudan it is a sad story.

    He was great, not only in our strategic relations between South Sudan and Ethiopia, but also as chairperson of the African Union, tasked with finding peace between Sudan and the newly independent South," he said.

    Uganda was "shocked and saddened" by the death of Meles, said Asuman Kiyingi, state minister for regional cooperation, adding it was a "big loss for the whole of Africa".

    "He has been so instrumental in finding solutions to African problems," Kiyingi told AFP, noting Meles' support for African Union forces battling Al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab insurgents in Somalia.

    British Prime Minister David Cameron hailed Meles "as an inspirational spokesman for Africa on global issues", who had "provided leadership and vision on Somalia and Sudan."

    "His personal contribution to Ethiopia's development, in particular by lifting millions of Ethiopians out of poverty, has set an example for the region," he added.South African President Jacob Zuma praised Meles as "a strong leader, not only for his country but on the African continent."

    Deputy Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn will take over interim power following Meles' death, the government spokesman told reporters yesterday.

    Additional reporting by AFP



     
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    No East African President went except him; Even KIBAKI did not attend who was his fighting partner against AL-SHAABAB...
     
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    Kikwete acha hizo banaaa.
    Kafa Matonya hujaenda.
    Charity starts at home
     
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    nilishasema huyu mkuu wetu hata mazushi ya mbwa wa Obama atahudhulia..lakini mwacheni aende maana hapa bongo ni maumivu mwanzo mwisho mara chadema,madokta,walimu,wafanyakazi,waislam bado familia yake ita mgomea..
     
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    Nafikiri huyu jamaa ni Rais wa Chama cha kufa na kuzikana
     
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    Acha akampe Pole zenawi. Mimi binafsi nilimpenda sana zenawi kwa sababu moja tuu, kuling'o madarakani shetani mengishtu Haile Mariam. naliita shetani kwa sababu ya kuwa komunisti, dharimu na nyima haki za binadamu kwa kufuata siasa za kidharimu na kishetani za ukomunisti. zenawi alikuwa na na miaka 37 tuu aliporifukuza shetani la kikomunisti nchini Ethiopia. halafu zenawi alikuwa na urafiki mzuri sana na kila african leader na alishawishi sana africa ijitegemee yenyewe. Yaliyo jili kwa watanzania kumlilia sokoine ndiyo yalijili wa ethiopia kumlilia zenawi. JK wewe tuwakilishe kwa kwa mazuri ya zenawi haswaa kuikomboa ethipia na makucha ya kikomunisti ya haile mariam.
     
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    Polisi JF-Expert Member

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    Mkuu, hivi unajua ulichokiandika? Napata wasiwasi maana wewe ndo mleta mada au ndo mambo ya copy and paste? Mazishi ya Zenawi yatafanyika tarehe 2 septemba, Kibaki na Museveni wanatarajia kuhudhuria. Sitaki kujiaminisha kama kiingereza hujui
     
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    Polisi JF-Expert Member

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    Hivi ninyi peleka roho, Bujibuji, Crashwise, Precise pangolin na Tango73 mnajua mnachokichangia? Yaani ninyi mkiona tu JK hata kusoma habari hamtaki mnaanza kubwabwaja tu
    au kiingereza kinawapiga chenga? Mazishi ya Zenawi hayajafanyika, yatafanyika mwezi ujao. Thread ilikuwa na maana ya kwamba JK aomboleza kifo cha Zenawi na wala siyo kwamba AHUDHURIA mazishi kama mlivyoolewa. Siyo kila thread lazima uchangie, kama huielewi acha changia unazozielewa
     
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    Hao ni vijana wa Lema bana, wako kazini humu JF.
     
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    Lema yule mwizi wa magari? Basi nimepata picha aina ya watu hawa
     
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    OH Man always serious... you did not catch my sense of HUMOR? Ilikuwa ni JOKE... kufuatilia Heading walioiweka... kumtumia JK

    na WORLD leaders... Sio lazima U - seriousness wa articles... ni Watanzania tufurahie U - Vasco Da Gama...
     
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    Hapana Yule mwizi wa Mali za umma mwenye akaunti yenye matrilioni huko uswisi pia mtesaji wa wananchi huko mabwepande
     
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    The UNDERTAKER MUST attend
     
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