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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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September 15, 1986 | PAUL B. HENZE, Paul B. Henze , a former National Security Council staff officer , is a resident consultant at the Rand Corp. in Washington.
Twelve years ago the military junta known as the Dergue hauled the old Lion of Judah, Haile Selassie, off from his palace in a Volkswagen. Acting in the name of the "broad masses" without even any of the classic communist rituals of rigged elections or "people's congresses," the Dergue began turning Ethiopia into a communist state. Lt. Col.
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January 17, 1993 | DONALD SMITH, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
Gangs of thin young men armed with AK-47 assault rifles race down drought-parched roads in Land-Rovers mounted with machine guns. Emaciated women and children languish in the burning desert sun, starving, while truckloads of rice and flour pass them by. Disease and death stalk wretched refugee camps. That was 1981 in Somalia. Today, the same scenes are replayed for U.S. troops in their unprecedented race against time to deliver food to starving Somalia.
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