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Ethiopia

Colonel Mengistu Haile Mariam

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


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Eritrea and its cousins

But President Issayas Afeworki tells visitors not to forget history: little Eritrea took on and beat Colonel Mengistu Haile Mariam's regime in Ethiopia which had boasted the biggest army in Africa plus massive backing from the Soviet Union...


World-class war

Hailu Tilahun with support from logistics specialists from Mengistu Haile Mariam's army who were released from detention last September...


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...


Naming names

Mengistu Haile Mariam's regime have been charged over half of them including the former President in absentia while others have spent five years in pre- trial detention...


Africa's loss

He relentlessly prodded the bureaucrats of Colonel Mengistu Haile Mariam' s government to give him access to the famine-stricken areas and then with British journalist Michael Buerk made a series of documentaries on the suffering that shocked the world...


Hands across the water

Washington has played a key role in Ethiopia since the overthrow of the Mengistu Haile Mariam regime five years ago; its decision to endorse the takeover of Addis Ababa by Meles' Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front in May 1991 and its participation in the London talks the same month laid the pattern for a particularly close diplomatic relationship...


Talk in New York, war in the Horn

Meanwhile Colonel John Garang's Sudan People's Liberation Army-Mainstream is enjoying its greatest success since President Mengistu Haile Mariam fell and the SPLA split in 1991...


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