Evil Days: Thirty Years of War and Famine in Ethiopia
Human Rights Watch, 1991 - Counterinsurgency - 386 pages
For the past thirty years-under both Emperor Haile Selassie and President Mengistu Haile Mariam-Ethiopia suffered continuous war and intermittent famine until every single province has been affected by war to some degree. Evil Days, documents the wide range of violations of basic human rights committed by all sides in the conflict, especially the Mengistu government's direct responsibility for the deaths of at least half a million Ethiopian civilians.
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abuses activities Addis Ababa administration Africa agencies animals areas armed army Asmara assistance attack attempt August base began bombing campaign camps caused central civilians claimed close conscription continued counter-insurgency death December destroyed distribution drought early EPLF EPRDF Eritrea estimated Ethiopian government executed families famine farmers February fighting figures force four fronts given Gonder grain groups highlands houses human rights important incidents January July June killed land late later London major March Mengistu military militia million months movement northern November obtain occurred October offensive officials operation organization Oromo peasants political population prisoners province raids rebel refugees relief remained reported resettlement response restrictions rural September soldiers Somali southern strategy Sudan supplies taken Tigray town TPLF trade villages western Wollo women wounded
Page 21 - The king of the Ethiops thus advises the king of the Persians — when the Persians can pull a bow of this strength thus easily, then let...
Page 11 - EPLF Eritrean People's Liberation Front EPRDF Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front EPRP Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Party...
Page 103 - Swedish indictment charged that "about 1,000 children have been massacred in Addis Ababa and their bodies, lying in the streets, are ravaged by roving hyenas.
Page 101 - Balsvik, Haile Selassie's Students: The Intellectual and Social Background to Revolution, 1952-1977...
Page 1 - May 1991, the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) and the Eritrean People's Liberation Front (EPLF), overthrew the Mengistu regime.
Page 122 - David A. Korn. Ethiopia. the United States and the Soviet Union (London.
Page 40 - John H. Spencer, Ethiopia at Bay: A Personal Account of the Haile Selassie Years (Algonac, MI: Reference Publications, 1987), esp.
Page 178 - Grassroots was already providing some assistance to the Eritrean Relief Association (ERA) and the Relief Society of Tigray (REST), and both Connell and his associate Chris Carter had traveled extensively in the war/famine zone.
Christopher S. Clapham,Former Senior Lecturer in Mathematics Christopher Clapham
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