Current Events in Ethiopia

The subcommittee heard testimony on the continuing political upheavals in Ethiopia, and the U.S. policy towards the civil strife and famine… read more

The subcommittee heard testimony on the continuing political upheavals in Ethiopia, and the U.S. policy towards the civil strife and famine in the war-torn country. Witnesses testified on the recently completed peace talks between opponents in Ethiopia, which negotiated a transitional government to take control of the country beginning July 1. The previous leader, President Mengistu Haile Mariam, fled Ethiopia May 21, leaving the country in control of two groups; the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front controls the nation’s capital, Addis Ababa, while the Eritrean People’s Liberation Front controls Eritrea, an Ethiopian province which has fought for independence for 30 years. A planned referendum on the independence of Eritrea is being delayed for at least one year to insure the stability of Ethiopia. Parts of Eritrea have not experienced rain in over two years, leaving the region’s agriculture in ruins and the population dying of starvation. close

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Current Events in Ethiopia

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Program ID:
18463-1
Category:
House Committee
Format:
House Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jun 19, 1991
Last Aired:
Jun 22, 1991

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  • Jun 19, 1991 | 5:14am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 21, 1991 | 11:00am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 22, 1991 | 8:49am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 22, 1991 | 10:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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