Mengistu Haile Mariam


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Mengistu Haile Mariam

(mɛŋˈɡɪstuː ˈhaɪlɪ ˈmɑːrɪəm)
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(Biography) born 1937, Ethiopian soldier and statesman; head of state from 1977 until 1991 when rebels seized power and he fled into exile
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Desalegn became prime minister in 2012 after the death of Meles Zenawi, who came to power in 1991 after toppling the dictatorship of Mengistu Haile Mariam.
Zimbabwe has said it will not force former Ethiopian dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam to return home despite the fall of his ally Robert Mugabe.
The centrality of water in Rastafari can be understood through an anecdote presented by Man Soul Jah, (29) a Rastafari elder, involving Emperor Haile Selassie I and Mengistu Haile Mariam.
History clearly shows how Ethiopia's two preceeding regimes, the imperial dynasty of Emperor Haile Selassie and the communist military junta of Mengistu Haile Mariam, both crumbled after underestimating the Ethiopian people and then trying to instigate reforms when it was too late.
1991: Mengistu Haile Mariam, president of the People's Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, flees Ethiopia, effectively bringing the Ethiopian Civil War to an end.
In the Horn of Africa, the pro-Moscow Mengistu Haile Mariam seized power as Carter started his presidency.
Mengistu Haile Mariam (1937), quien goberno a Etiopia durante quince anos (1977-1991), tiempo durante el cual adelanto un genocidio que condujo a que lo acusaran de haber propiciado mas de medio millon de muertes, con el auspicio y apoyo de la Union Sovietica y miles de soldados cubanos que defendian un regimen marxista africano.
Ethiopia has undergone a remarkable transformation under his strongman rule since 1991, when his Tigrayan minority group from the country's north came to power with the overthrow of the odious Communist Derg led by Mengistu Haile Mariam (who is still enjoying a comfortable retirement in Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe).
Meles, who quit medical school to join the guerrilla force that toppled the dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam in 1991, put Ethiopia on the front lines of the war on terrorism, dispatching troops to Somalia against the radical Islamic Courts movement linked to al-Qaida.
Parvenu au pouvoir en 1991 apres la chute de la junte militaire de Mengistu Haile Mariam, Meles Zenawi a, lors de son mandat presidentiel (1991-1995) puis en tant que Premier ministre, fait de l'Ethiopie un acteur incontournable dans la lutte contre le terrorisme dans la Corne de l'Afrique.
Zenawi was a rebel leader who came to power in 1991 after helping to overthrow the dictatorship of Mengistu Haile Mariam.
The position of President is largely honorific and Meles, a former rebel fighter who came to power in 1991 after toppling the bloody dictatorship of Mengistu Haile Mariam, held the real political power.