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May 25, 1991 | MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ahadu Sabure fumbled for the telephone in his Crenshaw district home at 5 a.m. Tuesday and heard a neighbor yelling frantically into the receiver, "The thief, the thief has gone!" Groggy and confused, he responded, "Who? What are you talking about?" This was no burglary in progress. The caller, a fellow Ethiopian refugee, finally explained that the longtime dictator of their homeland, Mengistu Haile Mariam, had fled the country to escape advancing rebel soldiers.
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May 25, 1991 | MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ahadu Sabure fumbled for the telephone in his Crenshaw district home at 5 a.m. Tuesday and heard a neighbor yelling frantically into the receiver, "The thief, the thief has gone!" Groggy and confused, he responded, "Who? What are you talking about?" This was no burglary in progress. The caller, a fellow Ethiopian refugee, finally explained that the longtime dictator of their homeland, Mengistu Haile Mariam, had fled the country to escape advancing rebel soldiers.
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