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Zimbabwe will give shelter to the former dictator

December 17 2006

Former President of Ethiopia, Mengistu Haile Mariam will remain "guest" of Zimbabwe. This was stated by former minister of information and advertising Zimbabwean Paul Mangwana. "Mengistu applied for asylum, and we gave him. Our position has not changed", - he said.

Mengistu Haile Mariam was in power from 1973 to 1991. In 1992, he fled to Zimbabwe, where he received political asylum. The investigation of his case lasted 12 years. On the eve of a court convicted him in absentia for genocide, reports Reuters.

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