CCTV1 Video: Ethiopia’s Late PM Meles Zenawi Popularity Soars Posthumously

A soldier holds a program showing late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi as a young man, at a public funeral ceremony for him in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012. Thousands of mourners gathered in a public square in Ethiopia's capital on Sunday to pay their final respects to Zenawi, who was praised for lifting many out of poverty. Zenawi, who ruled for 21 years, died Aug. 20 of an undisclosed illness in a Belgian hospital. He was 57.

A soldier holds a program showing late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi as a young man, at a public funeral ceremony for him in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012. Thousands of mourners gathered in a public square in Ethiopia’s capital on Sunday to pay their final respects to Zenawi, who was praised for lifting many out of poverty. Zenawi, who ruled for 21 years, died Aug. 20 of an undisclosed illness in a Belgian hospital. He was 57.

Girum Chala Reporting for CCTV1
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Oct. 31, 2012