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Colonel Mengistu Haile Mariam

Date of Birth: 21 May 1937
Place of Birth: Walayitta, Ethiopia


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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...


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...


A change is going to come

'The generation that moved the mountains' as the war veterans that defeated Colonel Mengistu Haile Mariam's regime are known may be growing tired...


Murder in Gambella

In 1991 when the EPRDF overthrew Colonel Mengistu Haile Mariam's brutal regime in Addis Ababa an allied Anyuak party the Gambella People's Liberation Movement (later GPL Party) took over in Gambella...


Compassion fatigue

Colonel Mengistu Haile Mariam's dictatorship liked forced resettlement programmes; Meles wants to resettle 2...


Brothers at war

Their leaders from the same ethnic background had fought together against Colonel Mengistu Haile Mariam's dictatorship and had been hailed by the United States and others as a 'new breed' of African leaders...


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