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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Mengistu Hailemariam, 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.