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Bereket Simon

Seated in center (with hat) during a political meeting in 1970's. To his left is Meles Zenawi

Bereket Simon was the Ethiopian Communications Minister,[1][2] for the ruling Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF). He was undergoing medical treatment in Saudi Arabia financed by the billionaire Mohammed Alamudin. [3][4] He was a close aide of former prime minister Meles Zenawi since their university days.[5]


  1. ^ "Bereket Simon - Bio, News, Photos". Washington Times. Retrieved 2012-09-28.
  2. ^ Washington, The he now quit his job (2012-01-18). "Briefly: Africa". Washington Times. Retrieved 2012-09-28.
  3. ^ "BBC News - Meles Zenawi: Ethiopian leader 'getting better'". 2012-08-01. Retrieved 2012-09-28.
  4. ^ "Ethiopia braces itself for post-Meles era | Africa | DW.DE | 22.08.2012". DW.DE. Retrieved 2012-09-28.
  5. ^ David Smith in Johannesburg (2012-08-21). "Ethiopia's Meles Zenawi dies of undisclosed illness | World news |". London: Guardian. Retrieved 2012-09-28.

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