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Books: Dark Past:HAILE SELASSIE'S WAR

The image of Ethiopia is the face of famine. Hollow cheeks and desolate eyes are symbols of the country's present catastrophe. But they say nothing about its...

Books: King of Kings

THE EMPEROR by Ryszard Kapuściński Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 164 pages; $12.95 "On the topmost throne of the world, we are still seated on our rear ends,"...

ETHIOPIA: The End of the Lion of Judah

Less than a year ago, he was one of the last absolute monarchs on earth. He appointed governments, made laws, and held life-and-death power over his 26...

The Caribbean: The Lion Comes Calling

The frail little visitor, in full military regalia and a Sam Browne belt, stepped majestically into the waiting Bentley in Trinidad-Tobago's capital of...

ETHIOPIA: The Lion Is Freed

Conquering Lion of Judah, King of Kings, Elect of God: in the end, the royal epithets had a hollow, mocking ring. Haile Selassie I, Emperor of Ethiopia, had...

ETHIOPIA: Massacre in the Night

In the hours around midnight, soldiers kept arriving at the stone-walled Akaki prison with truckload after truckload of prisoners. There were repeated bursts...

Nation: A Display of Affection

When Ethiopia's Emperor Haile Selassie pleaded gallantly but in vain for League of Nations help against the invading troops of Benito Mussolini in 1936, the...

ETHIOPIA: The Emperor's New Clothes

An aged man is but a paltry thing, A tattered coat upon a stick, unless Soul clap its hands and sing, and louder sing For every tatter in its mortal dress...

ETHIOPIA: Twilight of an Emperor

The upheaval in Ethiopia, which began with a strike by teachers and taxi drivers and culminated in a military mutiny, continued unchecked last week. Beleaguered...

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