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An Exclusive Interview with Leul Mengesha Seyuom by who is who Amharic program(Part 1 and 2)

Tigrai Online, July 21, 2012

In the last video the volume is off, we don't know why it is from the source. If you move the time forward to about 11:00 the volume will be on

Leul Mengesha Seyuom
An Exclusive Interview with Leul Mengesha Seyuom by who is who Amharic program

Leul Ras Mengesha Seyoum is the only living member of the royal family with the traditional title of LEUL RAS.

Leul Ras Mangasha Seyum was born in 1926 in Dengolat, a village in Enderta in the State of Tigrai in northern Ethiopia. He is the son of Leul Ras Seyum Mangasha, the grandson of Leul Ras Mangasha Yohannes, and the great grandson of Emperor Johannes IV.

With the title of Leul Dejazmatch Mengesha Seyoum was Governor of Arusi from 1952 to 1955. He was Governor of Sidamo from 1955 to 1958.

After his father was murdered during the unsuccessful 1960 coup against Emperor Haile Selassie, Mengesha Seyoum was elevated to the title of Leul Ras and became Prince and Governor of Tigrai Province.

In 1965, he was awarded the Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order (GCVO) by Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.

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