Berhanu Nega

Ethiopian Politician
Born Dec 6, 1958

Berhanu Nega was elected as mayor of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in the Ethiopian general elections, 2005. He is a founding chairman of the Rainbow Ethiopia: Movement for Democracy and Social Justice and a Deputy Chairman of Coalition for Unity and Democracy (CUD), for whom he served as chief election campaign strategist. He is also the co-founder of Ginbot 7, an opposition party.… Read More

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1958 Birth Born in 1958.


1989 31 Years Old In 1989, Berhanu married Dr. Nardos Minasse.
1994 36 Years Old Berhanu, with his wife and his two children, Noah and Iyassu, returned to Ethiopia in 1994. … Read More
1996 38 Years Old From 1996 to 2000, he served as the president of the Ethiopian Economic Association. … Read More


2005 47 Years Old Berhanu, who was elected to Addis Ababa City Council and was destined to become a mayor of Addis Ababa in 2005 before his imprisonment, has called for armed struggle to oust Zenawi.
2007 49 Years Old He left Ethiopia after his release from prison in 2007 to teach at Bucknell. … Read More


2009 51 Years Old In late 2009 the Ethiopian government revoked the pardon for Berhanu Nega, and on 22 December 2009, an Ethiopian court sentenced him to death, in absentia, along with four others (who were also sentenced in absentia), while 33 were sentenced to life in prison.
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