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December 13, 1989 | DON SHANNON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Agency for International Development said Tuesday that the United States has allocated more than 165,000 tons of grain to Ethiopia to help deal with a famine that it fears could be as severe as one in 1984 that caused an estimated 1 million deaths. Mark L. Edelman, acting administrator of the agency, said other industrialized nations are providing 110,000 tons of grain toward an overall target of 750,000 tons. Experts believe that this amount will be needed in Ethiopia until it harvests next year's crops.
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March 7, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Marxist economic system imposed after the late Emperor Haile Selassie was overthrown in 1974 is a failure, President Mengistu Haile Mariam said in a speech to the Central Committee of the ruling Marxist Workers' Party. Mengistu said he wants a return to capitalism. The Central Committee must approve Mengistu's recommendations for a drastic overhaul of the shattered economy.
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March 7, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Marxist economic system imposed after the late Emperor Haile Selassie was overthrown in 1974 is a failure, President Mengistu Haile Mariam said in a speech to the Central Committee of the ruling Marxist Workers' Party. Mengistu said he wants a return to capitalism. The Central Committee must approve Mengistu's recommendations for a drastic overhaul of the shattered economy.
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December 13, 1989 | DON SHANNON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Agency for International Development said Tuesday that the United States has allocated more than 165,000 tons of grain to Ethiopia to help deal with a famine that it fears could be as severe as one in 1984 that caused an estimated 1 million deaths. Mark L. Edelman, acting administrator of the agency, said other industrialized nations are providing 110,000 tons of grain toward an overall target of 750,000 tons. Experts believe that this amount will be needed in Ethiopia until it harvests next year's crops.
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May 14, 2009 | Lori Pottinger, Lori Pottinger works in the Africa program of the environmental group International Rivers.
Right now, the Obama administration is participating in its first annual meeting of the African Development Bank, which is mandated to fund critical infrastructure for poor African nations. On the agenda is financing one of the biggest projects ever considered by the bank, the $2.1-billion Gilgel Gibe III dam in Ethiopia. The U.S. government has contributed more than $400 million in the last three years to the African Development Bank.
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August 31, 2012 | By Kenneth Roth
Prime Minister Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia, who died last week after a long illness, liked to portray his country's leadership as collective. But there was never any doubt about who was in charge. As dictators go, he had much going for him. Stunningly smart, strategic, practical, he cared about his country and, by all appearances, resisted the kind of graft and corruption that has plagued many African nations. During his rule, Ethiopia's economy expanded significantly, and he played an important role in the wider region.
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February 11, 1992 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Any unwitting observers who happened upon a public ceremony in a stadium near here recently could be forgiven for thinking they had strayed across the border into another country. Speaker after speaker evoked the name of the "Nation of Oromia," and the highlight was the presentation of degrees to 250 people who had just concluded a three-month course in Oromo history and language.
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