Addis Ababa, Ethiopia<br />
May 29, 1991<br />
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A wounded demonstrator arrives at the Red Cross/Soviet Hospital after being shot in the streets for opposing the new government.<br />
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In late May 1991 the long civil war in Ethiopia came to a climax when the alliance of four rebel groups, the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), toppled the authoritarian government of Mengistu Haile-Mariam and took control of Addis Ababa and the nation. The governing regime declared a cease-fire and fled. <br />
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In July 1991 the 24 different groups met in the capital and established a multi-party provisional government headed by Meles Zenawi, the Tigray Rebel Leader, to lead the country to its first free elections within two years.

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Coupe Ethiopia 1991
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
May 29, 1991

A wounded demonstrator arrives at the Red Cross/Soviet Hospital after being shot in the streets for opposing the new government.

In late May 1991 the long civil war in Ethiopia came to a climax when the alliance of four rebel groups, the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), toppled the authoritarian government of Mengistu Haile-Mariam and took control of Addis Ababa and the nation. The governing regime declared a cease-fire and fled.

In July 1991 the 24 different groups met in the capital and established a multi-party provisional government headed by Meles Zenawi, the Tigray Rebel Leader, to lead the country to its first free elections within two years.

Filename: ethiopia_1991_03.jpg
Photographer: ARCHIVE ANTHONY SUAU
Source: Anthony Suau
Date 29 May 1991
Location: Addis Ababa Ethiopia
Credit: Anthony Suau © 1991
Copyright: Anthony Suau 1993
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