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While we’re on the subject of this amazing ancient country, here’s a piece I did on the fall of Ethiopia’s dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam in l991. It has a lot of interesting political and cultural and ethnohistorical information. The late eminent historian of the African Horn,  Harold Marcus,  accompanied me to Zimbabwe and Addis and his help was incalculably valuable, as was that of Robert Houdek, the acting U.S. ambassador to Ethiopia who saved Addis from being laid waste to by the incoming revels of the Tigray Liberation Front.

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