Evil Days: Thirty Years of War and Famine in Ethiopia
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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Abi Adi Addis Ababa Afabet Africa Watch agencies Amhara animals Anuak April areas armed Asmara assistance attack August Birr bombing burned campaign captured casualties civilians conscription counter-insurgency counter-insurgency strategy cross-border death December Dergue detained donors drought EPLF EPRDF EPRP Eritrea estimated Ethiopian army Ethiopian government famine farmers February fighters garrison Gojjam Gonder government's grain Haile Selassie Harerghe highlands human rights abuses humanitarian ICRC incidents insurgency January July June killed Korem land Liberation Front lowlands March Massawa Mengistu Meqele military militia million months north Wollo northern November Nyangatom October offensive officials Ogaden Ogaden clan Oromo peasants political population prisoners province raids rebel fronts Red Terror refugee camps relief relocation reported restrictions rural September Shewa shot Sidamo soldiers Somali army Somali government southern SPLA Sudan Sudanese Tigray Tigrayan town TPLF trade trucks UNHCR villages violence western Tigray Wollega Wollo wounded WSLF
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 vii - 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.