Tsegaye Tadesse, a former Reuters correspondent in Ethiopia who had a front row seat to history, has died at 92.
Barry Malone and Tiksa Negeri of Reuters write, “But it was at Reuters news agency, which hired him in 1975 and where he would work for almost 35 years, that Tsegaye believed he did his best work.
“He became so associated with the wire service over the years that many in Ethiopia came to know him simply as ‘Tsegaye Reuters’.
“Funny and charming, he could talk his way into almost anywhere and used that gift to access government buildings, VIP lounges, palaces and anywhere else he could dig up a story.”
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