How we were told
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 17:15
Emperor Haileselassie ruled Ethiopia for 44 years and he was deposed suddenly on 12 September 1974. His successor Mengistu Hailemariam was in power for 17 years and unexpectedly fled the country on 21 May 1991 succumbing to pressure and imminent fight on his doorstep with the EPRDF rebels. Meles Zenawi took control of the country after Mengistu in 1991 and suddenly died in July or August 2012. Many believe that he died in July and the regime kept his death a secret for weeks for political reasons. He was announced dead on 21 August 2012. Here is how Ethiopians were told about the overthrow of Emperor Haileselassie, the departure of Mengistu Hailemariam and the death of Meles Zenawi.
Friday, 17 August 2012 11:49
Here is a collage of historical audio clips that give a review of the personality of Emperor Haileselassie and his contributions to Ethiopia. In this presentation you hear the late Ethiopian Emperor speak before the United Nations about global issues, his welcoming ceremony in Jamaica, in the United States, Canada and England, and the comments of western journalists about him and his leadership. It is a presentation that makes you wonder how times change – and not necessarily for the better.