crimes against humanity

Ethiopia’s Mengistu & Rwanda’s Mpiranya: Two Africans wanted for genocide

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This article is part of the dossier:

The 20 most wanted Africans…

By Marième Soumaré, Mehdi Ba

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Posted on October 7, 2021 06:52


In our final delve into Africans on the run, we look at these two men who have been accused of having committed crimes against humanity: the worst category imaginable. Ethiopia’s former dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam, and Rwanda’s Protais Mpiranya, the elusive ex-commander of the Rwandan Presidential Guard who is said to have played a key role in the Tutsi genocide.

This is part 4 of a 4-part series

Ethiopia – Mengistu Haile Mariam, the Blood Red Negus

84-year-old former Ethiopian dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam, who was sentenced to death in his own country, has enjoyed a quiet life in Harare for the past 30 years, despite the death of his old friend Robert Mugabe.

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