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Colonel Mengistu  Haile Mariam
Ethiopia

Colonel Mengistu Haile Mariam

1st President of the People's Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

Date of Birth: 1937
Place of Birth: Walayitta, Ethiopia


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Unhappy anniversary

Since the SPLM dropped its Marxist rhetoric after the 1991 overthrow of its patron, Ethiopian strongman Mengistu Haile Mariam, there is little talk of ideology...


Critics still not welcome

Addis Ababa's ruling Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front may not wish to remind the public that in the long struggle against Colonel Mengistu Haile Mariam, Meles's Tigray People's Liberation Front and Issayas Afeworki's Eritrean People's Liberation Front depended on enthusiastic foreign journalists to spread the word and help to attract the military and financial support abroad which in turn helped the fronts to overthrow the Derg in 1991...


Militia massacres

In 1991, the SPLA was expelled from Ethiopia after the overthrow of President Mengistu Haile Mariam...


Dry times for a quick election

Excoriated by Western liberals (but admired by ‘realist’ diplomats), Meles neither excites nor appals many Ethiopians; nor is he seen as especially authoritarian compared to his predecessors, Derg leader Mengistu Haile Mariam and Emperor Haile Selassie...


Meles Zenawi

Born in 1955 in Adwa, northern Ethiopia, Meles studied for two years at the medical faculty of Addis Ababa University before joining the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, an armed group that fought the government of Mengistu Haile Mariam, in 1975...


On the border

These arcane differences were never resolved nor was the passion behind them deflated, though their public airing ceased when the two reforged their military alliance in 1987, to achieve the overthrow of Mengistu Haile Mariam in 1991...


Mothballed MiGs

Ethiopia has been trying for some time to refurbish and upgrade the MiGs it inherited from Colonel Mengistu Haile Mariam’s regime...


Murder in the family

Even in the 1980s, when TPLF and EPLF were fighting side-by-side against President Mengistu Haile Mariam’s military dictatorship, their relationship was difficult...


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