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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Addis Ababa University and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Addis Ababa University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Addis Ababa University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Addis Ababa University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Addis Ababa University are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Addis Ababa University.

Everything from Isaias Afewerki to Meles Zenawi is included on this list.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Addis Ababa University?” and “Which celebrities are Addis Ababa University alumni?”
Isaias Afwerki is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Addis Ababa University Alumni
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Isaias Afwerki, is the first President of the State of Eritrea, a position he has held since its independence in 1993. He led the Eritrean People's Liberation Front to victory in May 1991, thus ending the 30-year-old armed liberation struggle that the Eritrean people refer to as "Gedli". The EPLF ...more

Profession: Politician

Age: 71

Birthplace: Asmara, Eritrea

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Meles Zenawi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Addis Ababa University Alumni
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Meles Zenawi Asres was the Prime Minister of Ethiopia from 1995 until his death in 2012. From 1989, he was the chairman of the Tigrayan Peoples' Liberation Front, and the head of the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front since its formation in 1991. Before becoming a prime minister in ...more

Profession: Politician

Age: Died at 57 (1955-2012)

Birthplace: Adwa, Ethiopia

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Berhanu Nega was elected as mayor of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in the Ethiopian general elections, 2005. He is a founding chairman of the Rainbow Ethiopia: Movement for Democracy and Social Justice and a Deputy Chairman of Coalition for Unity and Democracy, for whom he served as chief election campaign ...more

Profession: Politician

Age: 59

Birthplace: Bishoftu, Ethiopia

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Rupiah Banda is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Addis Ababa University Alumni
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Rupiah Bwezani Banda is a Zambian politician who was President of Zambia from 2008 to 2011. During the Presidency of Kenneth Kaunda, Banda held important diplomatic posts and was active in politics as a member of the United National Independence Party. Years later, he was appointed as Vice-President ...more

Profession: Politician

Age: 80

Birthplace: Gwanda, Zimbabwe

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