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May 19, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
President Mengistu Haile Mariam, in his first public appearance since a coup attempt began two days earlier, said Thursday that loyal Ethiopian troops have crushed a bloody attempt to topple his government. In a live nationwide radio and television address, Mengistu branded as traitors the army units that tried to seize power while he was on a state visit to East Germany. "I feel proud and greatly honored to tell my countrymen that the 2nd Army Division based in Eritrea (province)
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December 28, 1991 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When troops of the Eritrean People's Liberation Front marched into this capital last May, victorious after a 30-year civil war, one of their major problems was getting people off the streets. Literally; over the years, soldiers of the Ethiopian 2nd Army had marked their sidewalk guard posts by stringing tin cans across the doorways; any Eritrean returning home after a late night among Asmara's numerous bars and overturning the cans risked getting shot on the spot.
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NEWS
February 15, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Ethiopian rebels claimed to have killed hundreds of government troops in recent fighting. The Eritrean People's Liberation Front said it killed 600 troops in fighting around Keren, and the Tigre People's Liberation Front said it killed 1,800 in Wollo Province. Neither claim could be confirmed.
OPINION
May 26, 1991 | Tom Killion, Tom Killion is a professor of African history at Bowdoin College
While driving through Revolution Square in Addis Ababa in April, I noticed something missing. The gigantic portraits of Marx and Lenin that I'd seen on previous visits were gone. Only the image of Ethiopia's military Marxist dictator, President Mengistu Haile Mariam, remained. I mentioned my surprise to the taxi driver, and he noted laconically, "He is alone now." Last week, Mengistu took a plane to Zimbabwe after resigning his presidency in the face of ever more rebel military victories.
NEWS
August 5, 1988
Ethiopia said its forces have captured a strategic rebel stronghold in mountainous northern Tigre province after fierce fighting. "The area was a fortress of the bandits who had also consolidated their positions in strategic positions in the surrounding areas," the state-owned Ethiopian News Agency reported.
NEWS
December 28, 1991 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When troops of the Eritrean People's Liberation Front marched into this capital last May, victorious after a 30-year civil war, one of their major problems was getting people off the streets. Literally; over the years, soldiers of the Ethiopian 2nd Army had marked their sidewalk guard posts by stringing tin cans across the doorways; any Eritrean returning home after a late night among Asmara's numerous bars and overturning the cans risked getting shot on the spot.
NEWS
March 10, 1990 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Heavy fighting between government and rebel forces has all but destroyed a Red Sea port crucial to the famine-relief effort in northern Ethiopia, aid officials and diplomats here believe. The result is that more than 2 million people in that region may face starvation this year, even if peace quickly returns--itself an unlikely prospect. The toll could approach that of the Ethiopian famine of 1984-85, when up to a million people starved to death.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 1987
Robert McCloskey's article, "Tougher Road for Famine Fighters" (Op-Ed Page, Nov. 10) illustrated that there has been real progress in ending hunger. It also pointed to a necessary next step. Governments and volunteers have worked assiduously to prevent needless deaths in the latest Ethiopian drought. A new climate has emerged in which it is simply unacceptable to sacrifice human lives for political considerations. However, all of this effort may yield no benefit if incidents such as the recent Eritrean People's Liberation Front attack on a food convoy are allowed to reoccur.
OPINION
May 26, 1991 | Tom Killion, Tom Killion is a professor of African history at Bowdoin College
While driving through Revolution Square in Addis Ababa in April, I noticed something missing. The gigantic portraits of Marx and Lenin that I'd seen on previous visits were gone. Only the image of Ethiopia's military Marxist dictator, President Mengistu Haile Mariam, remained. I mentioned my surprise to the taxi driver, and he noted laconically, "He is alone now." Last week, Mengistu took a plane to Zimbabwe after resigning his presidency in the face of ever more rebel military victories.
NEWS
March 10, 1990 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Heavy fighting between government and rebel forces has all but destroyed a Red Sea port crucial to the famine-relief effort in northern Ethiopia, aid officials and diplomats here believe. The result is that more than 2 million people in that region may face starvation this year, even if peace quickly returns--itself an unlikely prospect. The toll could approach that of the Ethiopian famine of 1984-85, when up to a million people starved to death.
NEWS
February 15, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Ethiopian rebels claimed to have killed hundreds of government troops in recent fighting. The Eritrean People's Liberation Front said it killed 600 troops in fighting around Keren, and the Tigre People's Liberation Front said it killed 1,800 in Wollo Province. Neither claim could be confirmed.
NEWS
September 20, 1989
Ethiopia and Eritrean rebels agreed to resume peace talks Nov. 18 in Nairobi, Kenya, in their search for an end to Africa's longest-running civil war, former President Jimmy Carter said in Atlanta, where the two sides held talks starting Sept. 7. Carter, acting as mediator, said the parties have not yet agreed on an African leader to act as co-chairman with him for the expanded negotiations.
NEWS
May 19, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
President Mengistu Haile Mariam, in his first public appearance since a coup attempt began two days earlier, said Thursday that loyal Ethiopian troops have crushed a bloody attempt to topple his government. In a live nationwide radio and television address, Mengistu branded as traitors the army units that tried to seize power while he was on a state visit to East Germany. "I feel proud and greatly honored to tell my countrymen that the 2nd Army Division based in Eritrea (province)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 1987
Robert McCloskey's article, "Tougher Road for Famine Fighters" (Op-Ed Page, Nov. 10) illustrated that there has been real progress in ending hunger. It also pointed to a necessary next step. Governments and volunteers have worked assiduously to prevent needless deaths in the latest Ethiopian drought. A new climate has emerged in which it is simply unacceptable to sacrifice human lives for political considerations. However, all of this effort may yield no benefit if incidents such as the recent Eritrean People's Liberation Front attack on a food convoy are allowed to reoccur.
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