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State funeral for Ethiopia leader Zenawi

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State funeral for Ethiopia leader Zenawi

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The funeral for Ethiopia’s long-serving Prime Minister Meles Zenawi is taking place in Addis Ababa.

Several African leaders are expected to attend the ceremony for the 57-year-old who died suddenly in Brussels following a long illness.

The state funeral is the country’s first for more than 80 years.

Zenawi’s body lay in state in the National Palace. His coffin will be buried at the Holy Trinity Cathedral.