After the pro-Western emperor of Ethiopia Haile Selassie had been deposed by the military committee (also known as the Dergue
) and in the ensuing fight for power, Moscow was initially wrong footed.
Mengistu challenged Selassie to abdicate in 1974 by leading a military coup that resulted in the establishment of a "Dergue
" after 1975.
(5) The Derg or Dergue
, meaning "committee" or "council" refers to the Coordinating Committee of the Armed Forces, Police, and Territorial Army, which took power after deposing Ethiopia's last emperor in 1974.
| WHERE...in Africa did the military junta the Derg, or Dergue
, take over in 1974?
Finally, in 1974, he was forced from office by the Coordinating Committee of the Armed Forces, Police, and Territorial Army, known as the"Dergue
," which would rule until 1987.
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
6, 2012), http://www.humanrightsfirst.org/2012/02/06/you.might_be.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
But the Israelis secured a clandestine relationship with the Marxist junta, known as the Dergue
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
. For the next sixteen or seventeen years, she exists in an emotional void, secretly hoping and waiting to be united with her lover.
(100) Pentecostalism arrived in Eritrea in the late 1970s, during the rule of the Ethiopian Dergue
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.