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Colonel Mengistu Haile Mariam

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


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The centre holds on

Such events have created a rift within the Ethiopian Peoples' Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), the coalition of four regional parties that has controlled Ethiopia since allied rebels overthrew Colonel Mengistu Haile Mariam's Derg military regime in 1991...

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Oromia erupts

The Federal Republic, established after the defeat of Colonel Mengistu Haile Mariam's Derg military regime in 1991, offered Oromia the prospect of autonomy that it had never experienced...


Troubled road to liberalism

Fighters and activists who helped to overthrow Colonel Mengistu Haile Mariam's Derg regime 24 years ago feel promises have not been fulfilled...


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...


Learning from the East

Ethiopia’s framework is more centralised (a legacy of the dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam’s Derg Marxist-Leninist regime of 1974-1991, backed by the Soviet Union) and only offers incentives for a limited time...


The man in charge, for now

He is not a veteran of the armed struggle but entered politics after the fall of Colonel Mengistu Haile Mariam’s Derg in 1991; as Vice-President of the SNNPR in 2000-2002, and President in 2002-2005, he showed considerable toughness in keeping the ethnic political balance in a region of 56 ethnic groups...


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...


Seyoum Mesfin

With the overthrow of Mengistu Haile Mariam’s regime in 1991, he took the Foreign Affairs portfolio in the new EPRDF-led government...


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...


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