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Ethiopia

Colonel Mengistu Haile Mariam

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


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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...


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...


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