Nega is an exile from Ethiopia, and the goal of his guerrilla group, Ginbot 7, is nothing less than the complete overthrow of the regime.
The New York Times Magazine has a new profile of Nega.
He left a lot behind.
“He had developed a very American lifestyle,” says Josh Hammer, who wrote the story. “[He] had a very nice suburban house, rooted for the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Eagles — barbecues in the backyard, summers on the beach in Maryland, sending his kids to good American schools. So a very American existence.”
Nega now lives a very spartan lifestyle in Eritrea, a neighbor of Ethiopia and its mortal enemy.
You can access Hammer’s full story in the magazine here.