Mengistu Haile Mariam was the most prominent officer of the Derg, the military junta that governed Ethiopia from 1974 to 1987, and the President of the People's Democratic Republic of Ethiopia from 1987 to 1991. He oversaw the Ethiopian Red Terror of 1977-1978, a repression campaign against the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Party and other anti-Derg factions. Mengistu fled to Zimbabwe in 1991 at the conclusion of a long rebellion against his government, and remains there despite an…

Mengistu Haile Mariam was the most prominent officer of the Derg, the military junta that governed Ethiopia from 1974 to 1987, and the President of the People's Democratic Republic of Ethiopia from 1987 to 1991. He oversaw the Ethiopian Red Terror of 1977-1978, a repression campaign against the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Party and other anti-Derg factions. Mengistu fled to Zimbabwe in 1991 at the conclusion of a long rebellion against his government, and remains there despite an…

Mengistu Haile Mariam

Former President Mengistu Haile Mariam, fled Ethiopia in May, leaving his country ravaged by economic decline, famine and on the verge of political disintegration.

MENGISTU HAILE MARIAM 1978

MENGISTU HAILE MARIAM 1978

Mengistu Haile Mariam | Tyrants and Dictators of History. Ethiopia

Mengistu Haile Mariam was a ruthless and terrible dictator from Ethiopia durring the years 1977 – He is considered to be one of the worst dictators in history and is responsible for the deaths of thousands.

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Mengistu Haile of the Derg and Head of State of General Secretary of the Worker's Party of

Go ahead and criticize President Trump’s Mika tweet, but there’s no denying this was disturbing. On Thursday’s Hardball, MSNBC pundit Chris Matthews compared the President to not only communist Ethiopian dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam and a modern-day Romanov but also channel Benito Mussolini having son-in-law Jared Kushner murdered.

Go ahead and criticize President Trump’s Mika tweet, but there’s no denying this was disturbing. On Thursday’s Hardball, MSNBC pundit Chris Matthews compared the President to not only communist Ethiopian dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam and a modern-day Romanov but also channel Benito Mussolini having son-in-law Jared Kushner murdered.

Mengistu Haile Mariam was the most prominent officer of the Derg, the military junta that governed Ethiopia from 1974 to 1987, and the President of the People's Democratic Republic of Ethiopia from 1987 to 1991. He oversaw the Ethiopian Red Terror of 1977-1978, a repression campaign against the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Party and other anti-Derg factions. Mengistu fled to Zimbabwe in 1991 at the conclusion of a long rebellion against his government, and remains there despite an…

Mengistu Haile Mariam was the most prominent officer of the Derg, the military junta that governed Ethiopia from 1974 to 1987, and the President of the People's Democratic Republic of Ethiopia from 1987 to 1991. He oversaw the Ethiopian Red Terror of 1977-1978, a repression campaign against the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Party and other anti-Derg factions. Mengistu fled to Zimbabwe in 1991 at the conclusion of a long rebellion against his government, and remains there despite an…

Fidel Castro and Mengistu Haile Mariam celebrating after Ethio-Cuba win over Somalia in 1978 war.

Fidel Castro and Mengistu Haile Mariam celebrating after Ethio-Cuba win over Somalia in 1978 war.

Mengistu Haile Mariam and Nelson Mandela

Mengistu Haile Mariam and Nelson Mandela

Colonel Mengistu Haile Mariam  and Fidel Castro of Cuba

Colonel Haile Mariam Mengistu and Fidel Castro of Cuba

Mengistu Haile Mariam - President of Ethiopia.still lives in Harare, Zimbabwe and remains there despite an Ethiopian court verdict finding him guilty in absentia of genocide. Estimates of the number of deaths for which he was responsible range from 500,000 to over 2,000,000

Six Most Ruthless African Dictators in History

Live Aid Concert In 1985, the Live Aid concert was held in order to fund relief efforts for the famine in Ethiopia during the time Mengistu Haile Mariam ruled the country.

Live Aid Concert In the Live Aid concert was held in order to fund relief efforts for the famine in Ethiopia during the time Mengistu Haile Mariam ruled the country.

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