Ethiopia: Mengistu Hailemariam and PM Abiy Ahmed.

Loading...

Thanks! Share it with your friends!

You disliked this video. Thanks for the feedback!

 Mengistu Hailemariam and PM Abiy Ahmed.

 

Mengistu followed his father and joined the army, where he attracted the attention of the Eritrean-born general Aman Andom, who raised him to the rank of sergeant and assigned him duties as an errand boy in his office. Mengistu graduated from the Holetta Military Academy, one of the two important military academies of Ethiopia. General Aman then became his mentor, and when the General was assigned to the commander of the Third Division took Mengistu with him to Harar, and later was assigned as Ordnance officer in the 3rd division. A few years before his departure for training to the US he was in conflict with the then 3rd Division commander General Haile Baykedagn whose policy of strict discipline and order did not sit well with Mengistu. At the time, the Ordnance group was offered military technical training support in the US. Despite his disapproval of Mengistu's insubordination and disrespect, the General was obliged to release him and Mengistu went for a six-month training program in Maryland, United States. Returning after his training, he was expected to command the Ordnance Sub-division in Harar. Years later, Mengistu would murder General Haile Baykedagn along with the 60 ministers and generals.

While studying in the United States, Mengistu experienced racial discrimination, which led him to a later strong anti-American sentiment. He equated racial discrimination in the United States with the class discrimination in Ethiopia. When he took power, and attended the meeting of Derg members at the Fourth Division headquarters in Addis Ababa, Mengistu exclaimed with emotion:

 

The African Union (AU) has finally spoken on the protests in Ethiopia saying it was following the situation with great concern. The AU also called for restraint on the part of parties involved. The continental body issued a statement from its chairperson, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, stating that the AU was ‘‘following the evolving socio-political situation over the last few months in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia with great concern.’‘ Fresh protests broke out in the East African nation in late July with tens of thousands of protesters marching in the Amhara region demanding regime change in the country. The social media instigated protest was however disrupted by security officials. displayAdvert("mpu_3") The Amhara protests came months after the Oromia protests in the country’s south late last year extending into the early part of this year. After the late July protest in Amhara, several others were staged in parts of the country including the capital Addis Ababa, where the AU has its headquarters. Those protests too were largely clamped down by security officials. Protesters resorted to using social shutdowns as a sign of protest, with media reports indicating that streets were deserted in areas where the protesters targeted" />
Added by admin
0 Views

 

 Mengistu Hailemariam and PM Abiy Ahmed.

 

Mengistu followed his father and joined the army, where he attracted the attention of the Eritrean-born general Aman Andom, who raised him to the rank of sergeant and assigned him duties as an errand boy in his office. Mengistu graduated from the Holetta Military Academy, one of the two important military academies of Ethiopia. General Aman then became his mentor, and when the General was assigned to the commander of the Third Division took Mengistu with him to Harar, and later was assigned as Ordnance officer in the 3rd division. A few years before his departure for training to the US he was in conflict with the then 3rd Division commander General Haile Baykedagn whose policy of strict discipline and order did not sit well with Mengistu. At the time, the Ordnance group was offered military technical training support in the US. Despite his disapproval of Mengistu's insubordination and disrespect, the General was obliged to release him and Mengistu went for a six-month training program in Maryland, United States. Returning after his training, he was expected to command the Ordnance Sub-division in Harar. Years later, Mengistu would murder General Haile Baykedagn along with the 60 ministers and generals.

While studying in the United States, Mengistu experienced racial discrimination, which led him to a later strong anti-American sentiment. He equated racial discrimination in the United States with the class discrimination in Ethiopia. When he took power, and attended the meeting of Derg members at the Fourth Division headquarters in Addis Ababa, Mengistu exclaimed with emotion:

 

The African Union (AU) has finally spoken on the protests in Ethiopia saying it was following the situation with great concern. The AU also called for restraint on the part of parties involved. The continental body issued a statement from its chairperson, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, stating that the AU was ‘‘following the evolving socio-political situation over the last few months in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia with great concern.’‘ Fresh protests broke out in the East African nation in late July with tens of thousands of protesters marching in the Amhara region demanding regime change in the country. The social media instigated protest was however disrupted by security officials. displayAdvert("mpu_3") The Amhara protests came months after the Oromia protests in the country’s south late last year extending into the early part of this year. After the late July protest in Amhara, several others were staged in parts of the country including the capital Addis Ababa, where the AU has its headquarters. Those protests too were largely clamped down by security officials. Protesters resorted to using social shutdowns as a sign of protest, with media reports indicating that streets were deserted in areas where the protesters targeted
Category
Misc

Post your comment