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Obituary: Reuters journalist Tsegaye Tadesse had front-row seat to Ethiopian history

Obituary: Reuters journalist Tsegaye Tadesse had front-row seat to Ethiopian history

TSEGAYE Tadesse, a former Reuters correspondent in Ethiopia who had a front-row seat to history and a knack for being in the right place at the right time, has died at 92. An avuncular presence, easily recognisable with his trademark pipes and fedora hats, Tsegaye covered every aspect of Ethiopian news: from the imperial splendour of Emperor Haile Selassie through the brutal rule of the communist Derg regime and the ruinous famine of the 1980s. He later reported with pride on the country's more recent economic transformation, relishing the chance to write about Ethiopia reclaiming its place as an African…
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