Mekele residents are told CIA killed Meles Zenawi

The ruling junta in Ethiopia has been spreading rumor in Tigray, its base of power, that the CIA is responsible for the death of the late Ethiopian dictator Meles Zenawi. To verify the information, we have called several residents in Mekele and some of them were willing to speak with us. The following is a conversation we had with one young Mekele residents this morning. She has confirmed that many people in Mekele think Meles was assassinated. We are not sure what the TPLF would gain by spreading such a rumor against the U.S Government. Listen below.