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June 1, 1991 | Times Wire Services
The Italian Embassy in Addis Ababa has granted refuge to the Ethiopian official who briefly led the country after President Mengistu Haile Mariam fled the country, the Foreign Ministry said Friday. The embassy refused demands by the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) to turn over Tesfaye Gebre-Kidan, Ethiopia's former acting president, saying it would shelter him until it receives formal guarantees that he would receive a fair and public trial.
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NEWS
June 1, 1991 | Times Wire Services
The Italian Embassy in Addis Ababa has granted refuge to the Ethiopian official who briefly led the country after President Mengistu Haile Mariam fled the country, the Foreign Ministry said Friday. The embassy refused demands by the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) to turn over Tesfaye Gebre-Kidan, Ethiopia's former acting president, saying it would shelter him until it receives formal guarantees that he would receive a fair and public trial.
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NEWS
May 30, 1991 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This capital's delicate calm was shattered Wednesday, the day after a rebel movement occupying the city declared itself a new government, as crowds of demonstrators ranged about town protesting the takeover and the American government's involvement in the affair. At least eight separate mobs surged through the city beginning just before noon, chanting anti-rebel and anti-American slogans.
NEWS
June 1, 1991 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With its capital operating in a near-normal atmosphere for the time being, Ethiopia's new government began Friday to turn its attention to the country's most dire problem--the famine menacing as many as 7 million of its citizens and refugees. Relief operations here all but ceased as the country's military and government crisis climaxed with the flight of longtime dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam on May 21 and the subsequent collapse of his Marxist government.
NEWS
June 1, 1991 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With its capital operating in a near-normal atmosphere for the time being, Ethiopia's new government began Friday to turn its attention to the country's most dire problem--the famine menacing as many as 7 million of its citizens and refugees. Relief operations here all but ceased as the country's military and government crisis climaxed with the flight of longtime dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam on May 21 and the subsequent collapse of his Marxist government.
NEWS
June 1, 1991 | DOYLE McMANUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The United States will not oppose independence for Ethiopia's rebellious province of Eritrea and expects the new government in Addis Ababa to negotiate a peaceful settlement of the long secession struggle, the State Department's chief of African affairs said Friday. "If (the Eritreans) want to exercise the right of self-determination, there's nobody who's going to stop them," Assistant Secretary of State Herman Cohen said.
NEWS
May 27, 1991 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rebels of the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front claimed Sunday to have surrounded Addis Ababa International Airport, less than five miles east of the city. The announcement was broadcast over rebel radio not long after heavy gunfire was heard from the direction of the airport. The broadcast warned international air carriers not to fly over the city or attempt to land at the airport.
NEWS
May 31, 1991 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This capital appeared to slowly regain an air of normality Thursday as its fledgling government of former rebels ordered residents to return to work, and demonstrations against the new authorities and the United States eased. At least three new demonstrations formed around parts of the city's downtown, but none materialized in front of the U.S. Embassy, where Wednesday waves of marchers denounced the U.S. government's role in the takeover of Addis Ababa by rebel troops the previous day.
NEWS
May 29, 1991 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An army of youthful and remarkably disciplined rebel soldiers was in full military command of this capital Tuesday, and in London agreement was reached under U.S. mediation for the rebels to rule the country until a new provisional government is formed. Troops of the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) took control of Addis Ababa after a dawn assault that found the city almost entirely undefended by government forces. The anxiety of the city's 2.
NEWS
May 23, 1991 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ethiopian rebels on Wednesday ignored international appeals for a cease-fire in their civil war and moved to within 40 miles of the capital, Addis Ababa, one day after they forced the country's dictator to end his 14-year rule and flee to the southern African nation of Zimbabwe.
NEWS
June 1, 1991 | DOYLE McMANUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The United States will not oppose independence for Ethiopia's rebellious province of Eritrea and expects the new government in Addis Ababa to negotiate a peaceful settlement of the long secession struggle, the State Department's chief of African affairs said Friday. "If (the Eritreans) want to exercise the right of self-determination, there's nobody who's going to stop them," Assistant Secretary of State Herman Cohen said.
NEWS
May 31, 1991 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This capital appeared to slowly regain an air of normality Thursday as its fledgling government of former rebels ordered residents to return to work, and demonstrations against the new authorities and the United States eased. At least three new demonstrations formed around parts of the city's downtown, but none materialized in front of the U.S. Embassy, where Wednesday waves of marchers denounced the U.S. government's role in the takeover of Addis Ababa by rebel troops the previous day.
NEWS
May 30, 1991 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This capital's delicate calm was shattered Wednesday, the day after a rebel movement occupying the city declared itself a new government, as crowds of demonstrators ranged about town protesting the takeover and the American government's involvement in the affair. At least eight separate mobs surged through the city beginning just before noon, chanting anti-rebel and anti-American slogans.
NEWS
May 29, 1991 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An army of youthful and remarkably disciplined rebel soldiers was in full military command of this capital Tuesday, and in London agreement was reached under U.S. mediation for the rebels to rule the country until a new provisional government is formed. Troops of the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) took control of Addis Ababa after a dawn assault that found the city almost entirely undefended by government forces. The anxiety of the city's 2.
NEWS
May 28, 1991 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rebel forces moved into this capital city at dawn today, with a coordinated assault on the presidential palace, the international airport and other strategic points. Within hours, the rebels claimed they had taken over the capital, Reuters news service reported. The shooting broke out about 5:30 a.m. Rebel tanks moved up the hill in front of the palace and quickly scored a hit on the compound's ammunition dump, which was still burning two hours later.
NEWS
May 27, 1991 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rebels of the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front claimed Sunday to have surrounded Addis Ababa International Airport, less than five miles east of the city. The announcement was broadcast over rebel radio not long after heavy gunfire was heard from the direction of the airport. The broadcast warned international air carriers not to fly over the city or attempt to land at the airport.
NEWS
May 22, 1991 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ethiopian President Mengistu Haile Mariam, whose 14-year rule over one of the world's poorest countries was marked by deadly famine and protracted civil war, resigned Tuesday and fled his country for Zimbabwe. The stunning exit of a man whose ouster has been the goal of two major insurrectionist groups came just two days after rebel troops captured two strategic towns and cut the main overland supply route to the capital, Addis Ababa, raising the prospect of a violent end to his regime.
NEWS
May 26, 1991 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The government Saturday confirmed the fall of Asmara, the country's second-largest city, to Eritrean rebels--a development that may have finally brought an end to Africa's longest civil war, the 30-year Eritrean struggle for independence. The fall of Asmara came with the surrender late Friday of Ethiopia's 2nd Army--a force of 100,000 that was once considered the continent's best-trained and best-equipped fighting force--to troops of the Eritrean People's Liberation Front.
NEWS
May 26, 1991 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The government Saturday confirmed the fall of Asmara, the country's second-largest city, to Eritrean rebels--a development that may have finally brought an end to Africa's longest civil war, the 30-year Eritrean struggle for independence. The fall of Asmara came with the surrender late Friday of Ethiopia's 2nd Army--a force of 100,000 that was once considered the continent's best-trained and best-equipped fighting force--to troops of the Eritrean People's Liberation Front.
NEWS
May 23, 1991 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ethiopian rebels on Wednesday ignored international appeals for a cease-fire in their civil war and moved to within 40 miles of the capital, Addis Ababa, one day after they forced the country's dictator to end his 14-year rule and flee to the southern African nation of Zimbabwe.
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