A national day of mourning for the former Ethiopian president has begun today.
The House of People’s Representatives (HPR) declared Monday, May 6, 2019 to be a national day of mourning for the former President last Saturday.
Accordingly, flags will be flown at half-mast across the country, Ethiopian embassies and consulates as well as Ethiopian-owned vessels.
The former President was laid to rest at St. Peter and St. Paul catholic cemetery yesterday.
Dr Negasso died on Saturday, April 27 at the age of 76 in Germany while receiving treatment there.
He was President from 1995 until 2001. He was also a founding member of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF).
He is survived by three children.