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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?”

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Isaias Afwerki is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Addis Ababa University Alumni
Isaias Afwerki Politician 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 ...more

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Meles Zenawi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Addis Ababa University Alumni
Meles Zenawi Politician 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 ...more

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Berhanu Nega is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Addis Ababa University Alumni
Berhanu Nega Politician 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 ...more

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Rupiah Banda is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Addis Ababa University Alumni
Rupiah Banda Politician 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 ...more

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Zeresenay Alemseged is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Addis Ababa University Alumni
Zeresenay Alemseged Zeresenay Alemseged is an Ethiopian paleoanthropologist and Chair of the Anthropology Department at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, USA. He is best known for his discovery, ...more

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Birtukan Mideksa is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Addis Ababa University Alumni
Birtukan Mideksa Judge, Politician Birtukan Mideksa is an Ethiopian politician and former judge who is the founder and leader of the opposition party, the Unity for Democracy and Justice party.

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Tewolde Berhan Gebre Egziabher is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Addis Ababa University Alumni
Tewolde Berhan Gebre Egziabher Tewolde Berhan Gebre Egziabher is an Ethiopian who won the Right Livelihood Award in 2000 "for his exemplary work to safeguard biodiversity and the traditional rights of farmers and ...more

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Yohannes Haile-Selassie is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Addis Ababa University Alumni
Yohannes Haile-Selassie Dr. Yohannes Haile-Selassie is an Ethiopian paleoanthropologist. An authority on pre-Homo sapiens hominids, he particularly focuses his attention on the East African Rift and Middle Awash ...more

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Mulugeta Bekele is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Addis Ababa University Alumni
Mulugeta Bekele Mulugeta Bekele is an Ethiopian scientist and academic. He is an associate Professor Physics at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. He completed his PhD in Physics at the Indian Institute of ...more

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Hailemariam Desalegn is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Addis Ababa University Alumni
Hailemariam Desalegn Politician Hailemariam Desalegn Boshe is an Ethiopian politician who has served as Prime Minister of Ethiopia since 2012. Hailemariam Desalegn previously served as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of ...more

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Berhanu Kebede is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Addis Ababa University Alumni
Berhanu Kebede Berhanu Kebede is the current ambassador of Ethiopia to the United Kingdom. He was appointed in March 2006. Berhanu Kebede was born in Addis Ababa. He graduated in 1978 with a degree in ...more

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Michael Tsegaye is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Addis Ababa University Alumni
Michael Tsegaye Michael Tsegaye is an Ethiopian artist and photographer. Much of his work presents a glimpse of life in contemporary Ethiopia, although an extended catalogue of his images come from his travels ...more