, who overthrew the last Ethiopian emperor, Haileselassie, in 1974 and eventually was sentenced to life for spearheading a "Red Terror" that killed tens of thousands of people.
Emperor Haile Selassie did this to Lij Eyasu, Mengistu Hailemariam
did it to Haile Selassie.
In Ethiopia, change was knocking on the door and the vicious military junta of Mengistu Hailemariam
was on the back foot as it lost ground to an armed rebellion led by Meles Zenawi's Tigrayan Peoples' Liberation Front (TPLF).
Meles, who led Ethiopia for 21 years after toppling the former dictator Mengistu Hailemariam
's Derg regime, died on August 20 at the age of 57 after two months of an undisclosed illness.
The leader of the Horn of Africa nation took power in 1991 after toppling dictator Mengistu Hailemariam