AMHA SELASSIE (1916-1997)

CONTRIBUTED BY: SAHEED ADEJUMOBI Amha Selassie, the last emperor of Ethiopia, was proclaimed ruler of the state three times, first in 1960, then in 1975, and finally while in exile in 1989.  Selassie was born Asfaw…

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EMPEROR MENELIK II (SAHLE MIRIAM) (1844-1913)

CONTRIBUTED BY: EUELL A. NIELSEN Emperor Menelik II was one of Ethiopia’s greatest leaders, ruling as King and Emperor of Ethiopia from 1889 to 1913. He was born Sahle Miriam on August 17,…

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Haile Selassie, the “Last Christian Emperor”

Aleteia Ethiopia was among the first nations to adopt Christianity as its official religion. The “Last Christian Emperor” is an almost forgotten description of Haile Selassie, late Emperor of Ethiopia. More usually…

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Adwa Victory Seminar 2020

February 22, 2020  by Tsehafi Taezaz Join the RasTafari Community of South Africa and other associates of the Adwa Movement platform for an unforgettable celebration and film screening to mark the 124th Anniversary…

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Ethiopian Airlines-History

8th April 1946: The first scheduled flight took place to Cairo via Asmara in Douglas C-47 Skytrain. The national airline had been set up a few months earlier as Ethiopian Air Lines…

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Menelik II Biography (1844–1913)

As emperor of Ethiopia at the turn of the 20th century, Menelik II maintained his country’s independence in the face of foreign threats and expanded Ethiopia’s territory. Who Was Menelik II? Menelik…

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The ‘sacred forests’ of northern Ethiopia

They were found through a quirk of the region’s geopolitical history, which left a photographic trail of WWII aerial photos and declassified Cold War-era spy satellite images. By Sarah Hewitt 21 May…

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LALIBELA, ETHIOPIA (CA. 1200)

CONTRIBUTED BY: KAYOMI WADA Lalibela, a small city of approximately 15,000 people located in the Wollo Province of the Amhara Region of Northern Ethiopia, is considered one of the nation’s holiest cities and is…

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The trial of the Derg in Ethiopia

By John Ryle Einsteinforum, Potsdam A reporter’s story In late 1994—and again in 1995—I travelled to Addis Ababa to report on the trial of the Derg, the former rulers of Ethiopia. The trial…

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Maqdala 1868

It is a work of exquisite craftsmanship and an important symbol of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church: a gold crown, alloyed with silver and copper with filigree work and glass beads. Constructed of an…

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The British Museum What are they? The British Museum’s collection includes around 80 objects from the northern Ethiopian locality of Maqdala (now known as Amba Mariam), where in the second half of…

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