DR Negasso Gidada Solon, Former Ethiopian president passes away

Former Ethiopian President Dr Negasso Gidada has passed away at the age of 76. Dr Negaso served as President from 1995 until 2001, he also served as Minister of Information during the Transitional Government of Ethiopia which lasted from 1991 to 1995.

One of the milestones of Dr. Negaso’s political activities in Ethiopia in early 1990’s was to become a member of the Constitutional Drafting Committee, which was tasked to draft the present Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE).

Dr Negasso was the son of Gidada Solon, one of the known and first local ministers of a Protestant church in Dambi-Dollo, in western Ethiopia.

He held a doctorate in social history from the Goethe University in Frankfurt-am-Main  and was a part-time lecturer of history at Addis Ababa University.

Dr Negasso has died while undergoing treatment in Germany.

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