Fikre Selassie Wogderess

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Fikre Selassie Wogderess (Ge'ez: ፍቅረ ሥላሴ ወግደረስ; 13 July 1945[1] – 12 December 2020) was an Ethiopian politician. He was the first Prime Minister of the People's Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (PDRE) from 10 September 1987 to 8 November 1989. He was fired by President Mengistu Haile Mariam.[2]

In 1989, he was sentenced to death for war crimes and murder.[3] In 2010, the Ethiopian court removed his death sentence and released him following year.

Wogderess died on 12 December 2020 in Addis Ababa from diabetes-related problems at the age of 75.[4]

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  1. "Prabook". Prabook. Retrieved 2020-12-12.
  2. "Minutes of the 106th Regular Meeting of the Politburo," 5 November 1989, cited in Gebru Tareke, The Ethiopian Revolution: War in the Horn of Africa (New Haven: Yale University, 2009), p. 143.
  3. James C. McKinley Jr, "Ethiopia Tries Former Rulers In 70's Deaths", The New York Times, 23 April 1996.
  4. "Ethiopia: Fikre Selassie Wogderess Former Prime Minister Passes Away at 75". Geeskaafrika.com. 2020-12-06. Retrieved 2020-12-12.