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By Gilbert A. Lewthwaite and Gilbert A. Lewthwaite,London Bureau of The Sun | May 30, 1991
LONDON -- Eritrean rebels announced yesterday that they would run their own province without declaring full independence from Ethiopia and promised to allow international aid to the starving to flow through the two major ports they control.In Addis Ababa, the Tigrean-led Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front began forming a government by clamping a round-the-clock curfew on the city and shooting anti-U.S. demonstrators, killing some and wounding others.A spokesman for the EPRDF, Alemsegeb Gamlak, confirmed that there had been dead and wounded among those protesting the takeover by the rebel front, but he declined to give figures.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | November 11, 2010
Bruce Thomas Hall, a retired utilities engineer and decorated World War II veteran, died of pneumonia Saturday at a Sebring, Fla., hospital. He was 88 and lived in Rodgers Forge. Born in Baltimore and raised on Edgemere Avenue in Park Heights, he was the son of a Baltimore & Ohio Railroad engineer and a homemaker. He was a 1940 graduate of Polytechnic Institute and trained as a lineman and installer with the old Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. Mr. Hall was drafted into the Army In September 1942 and took additional training in telecommunication.
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By Gilbert A. Lewthwaite and Gilbert A. Lewthwaite,London Bureau of The Sun | May 28, 1991
LONDON -- Ethiopia's rebel factions agreed to a cease-fire yesterday at U.S.-sponsored peace talks, possibly clearing the way for formation of a provisional government and long-term moves toward democracy after decades of civil war.Immediately after the breakthrough, the chief U.S. negotiator, Herman Cohen, urged the largest rebel group surrounding Addis Ababa to take control of the Ethiopian capital "as soon as possible to help stabilize the situation."Shortly...
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By Ann Hornaday and Ann Hornaday,SUN FILM CRITIC | July 30, 1999
"Endurance" is the story of Haile Gebreselassie, who won the 10,000-meter race at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta and has since been hailed as the greatest long-distance runner of all time.Part documentary, part drama, Leslie Woodhead's film chronicles the early life of Gebreselassie, who grew up on a farm in Ethiopia along with his parents and nine brothers and sisters.Running six miles to and from school every day, walking three miles to get water and walking through the rocky soil behind teams of oxen, all while barefoot, Gebreselassie began to hone the persistence and imperviousness to pain that would be so crucial in his running career.
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May 28, 1991
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- A dozen Ethiopian military tanks rolled into the capital yesterday afternoon, belching smoke and breaking pavement as they clambered up the eucalyptus-lined drive below the presidential palace.They traded fire with the palace guard for about 15 minutes, and the exchange between forces that had been on the same side sent people hurrying home in this city of 3 million.Two huge blasts on the southern outskirts, where rebels were thought to be advancing, sent white smoke billowing toward the city.
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By Remer Tyson and Remer Tyson,Knight-Ridder News Service | June 1, 1991
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia -- International relief officials warned the new government yesterday that tens of thousands of people will die if food and medical delivery routes are not opened immediately.Several thousand children may already be past saving, relief agency representatives told leaders of the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), a rebel group that first occupied this capital city Tuesday."There are 50,000 people on the brink of starvation" in the Ogaden province of eastern Ethiopia, said Tom Lavin, field director for the private relief agency CONCERN.
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By Los Angeles Times | May 23, 1991
NAIROBI, Kenya -- Ethiopian rebels ignored international appeals for a cease-fire in their civil war and moved yesterday to within 40 miles of the capital, Addis Ababa, one day after they forced the country's dictator to end his 14-year rule and flee to Zimbabwe."
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By Robert Ruby and Robert Ruby,Jerusalem Bureau of The Sun | May 29, 1991
JERUSALEM -- If he could not get arms from Israel, Ethiopian President Mengistu Haile Mariam wanted money to let thousands of Jews leave his country.The money was delivered eventually -- possibly as much as $35 million -- although the Ethiopian leader, described here as "a moron," apparently never got it. At the height of the extraordinary evacuation from Addis Ababa, it even took 50 cartons of American-made cigarettes to keep the operation going.Mr. Mengistu demanded cash either personally or through aides throughout the lengthy negotiations with Israel, according to Uri Lubrani, the chief Israeli negotiator.
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By Mark Matthews and Mark Matthews,Washington Bureau of The Sun | May 29, 1991
WASHINGTON -- With tacit U.S. support, Addis Ababa has come under the control of a rebel group whose recent statements and actions point to pragmatism but whose past would indicate the opposite.The well-armed Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front took over the capital at U.S. urging yesterday after remnants of the existing government, facing looting and fires, told the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa that it could not maintain law and order and wanted the EPRDF to come in, a U.S. official here said.
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June 28, 1995
Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak brutally suppresses the Islamic extremist insurrection against his rule, and a lot of innocent fundamentalist Muslims with it, and has traced their arms to Sudan.So when he was ambushed in Addis Ababa on Monday, the Organization of African Unity summit he was attending was startled equally by the audacity and the failure of the assassination attempt.Mr. Mubarak went home and immediately voiced suspicion of Sudan. Sudanese exiles in Egypt, including former President Jaafar Nimeiri, accused the current Sudanese government and its spiritual guide, Hassan al-Turabi.
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By Ann LoLordo and Ann LoLordo,SUN FOREIGN STAFF Special correspondent Jessica Lazar contributed to this article | July 15, 1998
JERUSALEM -- A week after the final government airlift of Ethiopian immigrants arrived in Israel last month, thousands demonstrated here in support of those left behind.Kenu Dervo's husband and small son were among the protesters outside the prime minister's office. The family had been in Israel five days when organizers in the Ethiopian Jewish community called the march. A similar campaign of public pressure had made it possible for the Dervos to emigrate here.The family was among the 3,600 Ethiopians brought to Israel since last year even though their Jewish ancestry is in dispute.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | July 29, 1996
ATLANTA -- The tradition goes back to Rome in 1960, to the barefooted imperial bodyguard named Abebe Bikila. It was there, in the Olympics, that he started a run of three straight gold medals for Ethiopia in the marathon. More important, the victory was the impetus for a generation of distance runners to emerge from that African country.Fatuma Roba is a part of Bikila's legacy, and now part of Ethiopia's history in the Olympic Games.Emerging from a small pack of more high-profile runners a little less than midway though yesterday's women's marathon, she distanced herself from the field and won easily.
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June 28, 1995
Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak brutally suppresses the Islamic extremist insurrection against his rule, and a lot of innocent fundamentalist Muslims with it, and has traced their arms to Sudan.So when he was ambushed in Addis Ababa on Monday, the Organization of African Unity summit he was attending was startled equally by the audacity and the failure of the assassination attempt.Mr. Mubarak went home and immediately voiced suspicion of Sudan. Sudanese exiles in Egypt, including former President Jaafar Nimeiri, accused the current Sudanese government and its spiritual guide, Hassan al-Turabi.
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By Doug Struck and Doug Struck,Sun Staff Correspondent | June 27, 1995
CAIRO, Egypt -- Ambushers with machine guns raked an armored car carrying Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Ethiopia yesterday, but he was not hurt and hurried back to Cairo.Mr. Mubarak promptly blamed the attack on Muslim radicals who assassinated his predecessor and are trying to overthrow his 14-year-old regime.Two of the alleged attackers and two Ethiopian security officers were killed in the gunfight that erupted as Mr. Mubarak's motorcade drove from the airport into Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, for a meeting of African leaders.
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By John Dorsey and John Dorsey,Art Critic | January 25, 1994
The impulse behind "Faith and Survival: Ethiopian Jewish Life 1983-1992" cannot be faulted, but the show as mounted at Goucher can.At one time, there may have been as many as 1 million Ethiopian Jews, but today their numbers have dwindled to the tens of thousands and their way of life is threatened by the unrest in their country.During the 1980s and early 1990s, Peggy Heilbronn Myers, an art history graduate of Goucher and a well-known classical ballet photographer, documented the lives of the Ethiopian Jews on visits to their country with her husband, who was working as a doctor.
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February 17, 1992
What to do with nuclear scientistsThe United States and Russia agreed today to establish an international center to help nuclear scientists from the former Soviet Union turn their skills to peaceful uses.The countries also agreed that the United States would provide Russia with 25 rail cars and other tools to transport nuclear weapons to storage and eventual destruction.Russia will get several hundred special containers for transporting the weapons and their components from the United States, said a senior U.S. official who spoke on condition of anonymity.
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By New York Times News Service | May 26, 1991
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia -- Separatist guerrillas captured the last port controlled by the Ethiopian government yesterday, enabling the rebels to choke off fuel and other vital supplies to the crumbling government and very likely assuring its downfall within days.Diplomats said the taking of the Red Sea port of Assab, which was confirmed by government officials, means that the guerrillas will almost certainly be able to dictate terms for a settlement at peace talks in London arranged by the United States.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,Evening Sun Staff | October 16, 1991
ANNAPOLIS -- He competes in a sport, long-distance running, that is recognized for its loneliness, and there is irony in that choice. For no one was ever more alone in this world than Bruce Frame.He was abandoned at birth and found outside a hospital, his umbilical cord still in place. For all anyone knows, his birthday might be the Fourth of July and, indeed, he fits the All-American image as a sophomore at the Naval Academy who was raised deep in the heart of Texas.But Bruce Frame knows his roots and counts his blessings.
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By RUSSELL WARREN HOWE | June 9, 1991
Washington. -- Pennsylvania-sized Eritrea, which calls itself Africa's last colony, is about to form a provisional government which will confirm its de facto independence from Ethiopia.Surprisingly little is known of the leadership of the victorious Eritrean People's Liberation Front. Its secretary general, Isaias Afwerki, who is expected to become either prime minister in a parliamentary system or executive president, is an elusive figure who has discouraged a personality cult.The front's literature mentions no other names and includes no pictures of any officials.
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