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Ethiopian PM Meles Zenawi dies after illness

21 August 2012 Last updated at 07:10 BST

The Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi has died at the age of 57, state media say, after weeks of speculation about his health.

Mr Meles was admitted to hospital in July. The nature of his condition has not been made public.

The BBC's James Robbins looks back at his life.