Legendary Ethiopian singer calls for forgiveness for exiled Colonel Mengistu


Wubeshaw Seleshi, one of Ethiopia’s legendary singers, has called for forgiveness for ex-President Colonel Mengistu Hailemariam.

Wubeshaw gained fame for her songs during the revolutionary era which happened following the coup d-etat against of his Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie.

Wubeshaw, who noted in a recent interview that she supports the reforms by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, added that since it is a time for forgiveness she thinks that Colonel Mengistu should also be forgiven.

Wubeshaw noted that Mengistu, who has been living in exile in Zimbabwe, should be allowed to come home. […] CONTINUE READING