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The Ethiopian Revolution: War in the Horn of Africa

Gebru Tareke


This book is the history of the quarter of the century that led up to the American disaster in Somalia. It also describes the rise and fall of the Ethiopian socialist dictator and ruler, Mengistu Haile Mariam. The collapse of that tyranny in 1991 spawned civil wars and regional conflicts that devastated this impoverished region and brought into question the very feasibility of maintaining state structures in the Horn of Africa. That devastation happened at the same time as the rise of al Qaeda and the expansion of Iranian efforts to establish links with Islamist extremists in Africa in the 199 ... More

Keywords: revolutionary wars, Somalia, Ethiopia, Mengistu Haile Mariam, Horn of Africa, al Qaeda, Sudan, civil wars

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780300141634
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300141634.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gebru Tareke, author