Mengistu Haile Mariam

Mengistu Haile Mariam

[meng-gis-too hahy-lee mahr-ee-uhm]
noun
born 1937, Ethiopian political leader: head of state 1977–87; president 1987–91.
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Mengistu Haile Mariam (mɛŋˈɡɪstuː ˈhaɪlɪ ˈmɑːrɪəm)
 
n
born 1937, Ethiopian soldier and statesman; head of state from 1977 until 1991 when rebels seized power and he fled into exile

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