Africa Notes: The Transition in Ethiopia - August 1991
August 27, 1991
The May 1991 collapse of President Mengistu Haile Mariam's regime was hailed both in Ethiopia and abroad as the end of a brutal era. Mengistu's flight to exile in Zimbabwe marked the end of 14 years of bloody military campaigns against regional rebels, agricultural and resettlement policies that left much of the population destitute, and repression of nearly all forms of political expression. This issue of CSIS Africa Notes assesses recent developments and alternative prospects for the country's future.