Dergue


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Dergue

(dɜːɡ)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the Dergue the socialist ruling body of Ethiopia, established in 1974
[C20: from Amharic, literally, committee]
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in Africa did the military junta the Derg, or Dergue, take over in 1974?
En Etiopia, la transicion comenzo cuando el regimen dergue cayo en 1991.
When SPLM efforts at democracy federation failed with the immediate friendship with the Ethiopian communist Dergue, the Democrats federalists and the separatists were fought against by the communists and the unionists, who were by then favored the Dergue.
a_%E2%80%9Cterrorist%E2%80%9D-and-not-even_realize-it (describing a woman denied asylum because she had worked with the Eritrean Liberation Front in the late 1970s, "during which time she was jailed and subjected to repeated torture by the Dergue regime").
Just when their youthful love is blossoming between her and the doctor, Aziz, she is forced to separate from him in September 1974, quitting her home in Ethiopia to avoid the brutality and violence of the Dergue.
100) Pentecostalism arrived in Eritrea in the late 1970s, during the rule of the Ethiopian Dergue regime.
She loved the country and the varied work, and it brought her nearer to Ethiopia, which in 1991 was liberated by the present government from nearly two decades of the socialist Dergue government and was starting to create a private sector, including banking.
On September 12, 1974, Emperor Selassie was deposed by the Armed Forces Coordinating Committee known as the Dergue, which soon established Provisional Administrative Military Council.
But London provides Yusuf with the freedom to practice the religion that was denied him by the Marxist Dergue, and as Lilly contends, "To read the Qu'ran with your family around you is to be home" (235).
In the late 1970s, the revolutionary Dergue regime instituted land reform and attempted to radically reorganize farming, which disrupted traditional agricultural systems and productive capacity.
The military junta known as the Dergue left the country in total ruin when it was toppled in 1991 through an armed struggle led by a coalition of democratic forces of the Ethiopian Peoples' Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), the current ruling party.