Azeb Mesfin
Ethiopian women's rights activist
Azeb Mesfin
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First Lady Azeb highlights importance of cultural festivals to preserve culture - Walta Information Center (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Addis Ababa, August 23 (WIC) – First Lady Azeb Mesfin said that the colorful celebration of 'Ashenda', a Taigrian cultural festival, would have a significant contribution to preserve culture and tradition from extinction. First Lady Azeb made the above
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Oromo: OLF Urges International Community to Channel Emergency Assistance to ... - UNPO
Google News - over 5 years
Famine aid is diverted from regions in acute need and sent to Tigray through the Endowment Fund for the Rehabilitation of Tigray (EFFORT), which is run by TPLF and headed by Mrs. Azeb Mesfin, the wife of Prime Minster Meles Zenawi
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Eritrea a Nation That Does Not Deserve UN Sanction. - capitaleritrea news
Google News - over 5 years
Case in point; Azeb Mesfin of Ethiopia in the last 20 years has become the richest woman in Ethiopia. The way of doing business is simple and with no risk of failure. The first ladies simply seize shares as high as 50% of successful companies then just
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Sudan's BTO pledges support to Ethiopia's new hospital - Sudan Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
The corner stone for the hospital in Wolkait town was laid by Ethiopia's First Lady, Azeb Mesfin and Fatuma Al-Amin, on Sunday. At the occasion, First Lady, Azeb Mesfin said construction of the new hospital will be an important input to the national
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First Lady lays foundation stone for Maternal and Children Hospital in Wolkait - Walta Information Center (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Addis Ababa, July 25 (WIC) – First Lady Azeb Mesfin and Fatuma Al-Amin, wife of Sudanese vice president Ali Osman Mohamed Taha, yesterday laid foundation stone for the building of a maternal and children hospital in Wolkait, Tigray regional state
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HE First Lady Azeb Mesfin - Walta Information Center (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
We are here today in my hometown of Wolkait to inaugurate the building of a maternal and child health clinic. The clinic is being built through the generosity of Her Excellency Mrs. Fatuma al-Amin and her organization (BTO). Mrs, Fatuma al-Amin,
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Mr. Obang's statement to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioners ... - Abugidainfo
Google News - over 5 years
For example, the business conglomerate, EFFORT, is headed up by Meles Zenawi's wife, Azeb Mesfin. EFFORT businesses dominate the entire economic sector of the country. Additionally, acquiring land and resource rights is not a problem as the regime
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Secretary of State Hilary Clinton to visit Menelik II Secondary School and ... - Nazret.com (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
First Lady Azeb Mesfin and Minister of Education Demeke Mekonnen will also attend and give remarks. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will visit a Clean Cookstove demonstration at the Peace Corps Ethiopia headquarters and deliver remarks on the
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HE Wzr/o Azeb Mesfin - Walta Information Center (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
I am honored to be here today and would like to thank Dr. Sidibe for organizing this very important meeting. Dr. Sidibe has been a tireless supporter of our organization and we, the First Ladies of Africa, are grateful for both the financial and moral
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First Lady Sophia Martelly Allocution on HIV/AIDS at United Nations - Defend Haiti
Google News - over 5 years
Her Excellency, Mrs. Azeb Mesfin, First Lady of Ethiopia Mrs. Ban Soon Taek, Wife of UN Secretary General If Haiti was one of the countries most affected by HIV early, we can also say that from the beginning of the epidemic, my country has contributed
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Primeras Damas unidas para prevenir nuevas infecciones por VIH infantil - Infancia Hoy
Google News - over 5 years
Ban Soon-taek, esposa del Secretario General de las Naciones Unidas; Azeb Mesfin, Primera Dama de Etiopía y Presidenta de la Organización de Primeras Damas Africanas contra el VIH/Sida; y Michel Sidibé, Director Ejecutivo del ONUSIDA, copresidieron el
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Rebels destroy ruling party stores in Gonder town By Ethiomedia.com - Abugidainfo
Google News - over 5 years
Quara Hotel, also owned by the brother of Azeb Gola [aka Azeb Mesfin], the wife of Meles Zenawi, escaped complete destruction due to the fight by fire fighters. The hotel only lost its basement. The news has not been verified by an independent media
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Residents joyfully celebrate Ginbot 20 at Mesqel Sq - Walta Information Center (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Just before the day's program was officially opened, the crowed was joined by guest of honor of the day, Prime Minister Meles Zenawi and First Lady Azeb Mesfin. They received a warm welcome from the cheering crowed which filled the square
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Anuncian participación de Primera Dama hondureña en Asamblea General sobre el Sida - Proceso Digital
Google News - almost 6 years
Núñez dijo que esta actividad ha sido convocada a pedido de la esposa del secretario general de la ONU, Yoo Soon-taek, donde también estará presente la primera dama de Etiopia, Azeb Mesfin y el director ejecutivo de ONUSIDA, Michel Sidibé
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Oromia/Ethiopia: Adama University's Student Resistance Against Regime - Gadaa.com Oduu - News
Google News - almost 6 years
... regime has not encroached into, more so with the economy; Whereas it is a public secret that virtually all major economic institutions are owned by TPLF's oligarchy known as EFFORT and controlled by Azeb Mesfin, the wife of the Prime minister
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Indian Investments in Africa Touches US $ 33 Billion - Press Information Bureau (press release)
Google News - almost 6 years
... Indian CEOs delegation to Addis Ababa Later in the evening, Shri Sharma will also be inaugurating the 'Handcrafting Hope' and 'Multimedia Exhibition' in the presence of the first lady of Ethiopia, Ms. Azeb Mesfin, wife of Ethiopian Prime Minister
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Sudanese university honors Ethiopia's first lady as board member - Sudan Tribune
Google News - almost 6 years
The wife of Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, Azeb Mesfin, is women's right activist, businesswoman and Member of Parliament. She is also the vice-president of Organization of African First Ladies against HIV/AIDS and founder and patron of
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First Lady Azeb invited to be honorary member of Sudanese Premier University - Ethiopian News Journal (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
HE Azeb Mesfin accompanied by Ambassador Haile Kiros Gesses, Ethiopian ambassador in Sudan, held a successful discussion with the Ethiopian community members in Sudan. The discussion included various issues of concern and the ways the Ethiopian Embassy
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Azeb Mesfin
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  • 2009
    In early 2009, she was appointed deputy head of the Endowment Fund for the Rehabilitation of Tigray by its CEO Abadi Zemu.
    More Details Hide Details Mesfin, born in Wolqayt formerly part of Gonder now in the Tigray Region of Ethiopia, was married to the former Ethiopian prime minister Meles Zenawi until his death. Together they had three children; Semhal, Marda and Senay Meles.
  • 2007
    Her appearance at a special ceremony to honor the First Ladies of Africa for their efforts against the spread of HIV/AIDS held by Georgetown University of Washington DC on 15 January 2007 was met by protests of exiled Ethiopians."
    More Details Hide Details The University was awarding it's "John Thompson Legacy of a Dream Award" to the Organization of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS for its leadership and service toward the ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Mesfin was to accept the award on behalf of the organization along with the first ladies of Zambia and Rwanda. She started the organization "Ethiopian Coalition of Women against HIV/AIDS" and continues to work closely with community leaders to ensure the rights of women,fight harmful traditional practices and HIV/AIDS. She said the award she received is not just for her organization but for the entire Ethiopian women declaring "the award is the result of the relentless struggle waged by Ethiopian women."
    However Mesfin is also known for her aggressive work to teach rural Ethiopians about the issues of HIV/AIDS and advocating for more women's rights. In January 2007, she was given the "Legacy of a Dream" award for her leadership and during an awards ceremony commemorating the life of the civil rights activist and leader Dr. Martin Luther King.
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  • 2005
    She was elected in 2005 to the House of Peoples' Representatives (the lower House of the Ethiopian Parliament) representing her home woreda of Wolqayt and Humera, and serves as chair of its Social Affairs Standing Committee.
    More Details Hide Details Her role has at times been controversial, with some members of Ethiopia's diaspora alleging that, during the period in which she was an executive at the parastatal Mega Corporation, she was involved in "the impropriety of mingling public, private and party-owned businesses."
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