Emperor Menelik II Biography – Facts & Life Story – By Dawit Kebede Weyesa

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By Dawit Kebede Weyesa
(Admass Radio Atlanta)

Read Aloud:   BBN Daily Ethiopian News August 2, 2017

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  1. አፄ ምንሊክ ኢትዮጵያን በማስተዳደር የወሰዱት የብልሀት መንገድ የእንግሊዙዋ ንግስት ቪክቶሪያ ያደረጉትን ጋር ይመሳሰላል። ንግስት ቪክቶሪያ ከአውሮፓ ነገስታት አስከ ራሺያ ድረስ ተጋብተው ነበር ይባላል። ንጉሰ ነገስት ምንሊክም እነደዚሁ ልጆቻቸውን ለትግሬ ፣ለወሎ ፣ለጎጃም፣ወዘተርፈ አጋብተው ነበር። ንጉሰ ነገስት ሚንሊክ በወቅቱ በከባዱ ዘመን፣ኮሎኒያሊስቶቨች በተጠናከሩበት ዘመን፣አፍሪካ ውስጥ የተፈጠሩ ኤክስትራ ኦርድነሪ ወይም እጅግ በጣም የተለዩ ብልሀተኛ ንጉስ ነበሩ። ጠላቶቻቸው ራሳቸው ሰሰይቀሩ ያደንቁዋቸው ነበር። እነ ማኦ ኮሚንስቶች ሳይቀሩ አድናቆታቸውን ገልፀዋል።
    በጣም ከሚገርመው ግን አንዳንድ የራሳቸው ልጆች በነፃነት አኩርተው ያኖሩዋቸው፣የኮሚኒስትን የጥላቻ ቲዎሪ አንብበው አፄ ምንሊክን ሊተቹ ይሞክራሉ “የሀገር ልጅ የቂጥ እከክ ነው” እንደሚባለው ማለት ነው።

    • ሰሞኑን: አለም: ባንድ: ቋንቋ: የአንድ: ታላቅ: አፍሪካዊ: እውነተኛ: የሰላምና: የጽናት: ተምሳሌት: የሆነውን: ልጇን: ማንዴላን: ከዚህ: አለም: በሞት: መለየት: እያሰበች: ባለችበት: በዚህ: ወቅት: በድንገት: በዘመናዊት: ኢትዮጵያ: ውስጥ: እዚህ: ግባ: የሚባል: ስልጣን: አግኝተው: የማያውቁት: የጎጃም: ልጆች: ፓርቲ: ሰማያዊ: ተብየው: የሸዋ: አማሮችን: እርዳታ ለማግኘት: ታስቦ: ታኮ: የገባ: stratagy አካል: የሆነው: የሚኒሊክ: መቶኛ: አመት: መታሰቢያ: ጎጃሞችን: የኢትዮጵያዊነት: ካባ: የሚያላብስና: ከተቻለም: ለታሰበው: ስልጣን: የሚያበቃ: እንደሆነ: ከታወቀ፡ የሰነበተና: ጸሀይ: የሞቀው: እውነት: ነው:: ለማንኛውም: ከክቡሩ: የሰው: ልጅ: ህይወት: ይልቅ: ደረቅ: መሬት: የሚያስቀድሙትና: ሰው: በላ: ጨፍጫፊ: ግለሰቦችን: የሚያዳንቁት: አማሮች: ከፍጥረታቸው: ድንበር: እንደገፋ: ለመሬት: እንቅልፍ: እንዳጡ: ዘመናት: ተቆጠሩ: ዛሬ: ግን: እነሱ: የሰው: ሲገፉ: ሱዳንና: ወያኔ: ደህና: አድርገው: እድርገው: አገፋፍ: እያሳዩልን: ነውና: ለዚህኛው: ተግባርሽ: viva: ወያኔ: እንዲሁም: Sudan ብያለሁ: ሞትንም: ለጨፍጫፊወች: እላለሁ
      ዲናኦል: ከክልል: ትግራይ: ከወልቃይት: ጠገዴና: እንድሁም: ክኡምሀጅር: ሱዳን

  2. We Ethiopian honor and remember emperor menellik forever,he fight to unite divided Ethiopia,but now a days this racist regime try to tell us false and unknown history for this new generation,the thing is this generation do not accept their divided policy to stay in power forever,one thing they didn’t recognize that,this well known and backward strategy they don’t understand,we Ethiopian never give up to fight this regime until we die.
    Respect Ethiopian heroes died and fight for mama Ethiopia. Peace.

  3. This EVIL & UGLY Menelik that you are trying to praise was a murderer, butcher, and one of those who committed Genocide in world like Hitler. We don’t forget that he killed millions when he conquered the South and subjugated the NATIVE nation and nationalities.

    You keep celebrating, this will even make the current thing on the ground even worse. The more you praise and celebrate this cold blood killer, the more we the Southerns distance ourselves from this “fake Empire”. This will never bring us together at all. This Empire has to be dismantled and buried like gossip leprotic Menelik.

    • Get over it. We live in the 21st century, you are talking about something that happened over 100 years ago. You can’t compare Menelik with Hitler. They don’t have any similarities. I can’t remember Hitler gave a high post neither to a Jew nor a Soveit Slav. It’s absurd. You are simply showing your utter ignorance & hate. Menelik invaded and captured the south just like the Austro Hungarians, Italians or Russians did in that time. You can’t use the 21st century rule to judge someone who lived in the 19th century. Better to fight a current dictator than Emperor Menelik.

  4. Even though Woyane Minority Junta and quasi-tplf regime cronies have tried to mud sliding the unprecedented reputation of Emeye Menelik, they couldn’t remove the blood we have shared with our most beloved Emperor of all the time.We shared the blood of resistance for injustice, we shared the blood of resistance for aggression, we shared the blood of resistance for slavery. We are proud of being descendent of Menelik.

  5. Menelik introduced the first telephone service, the first secondary school and paved the way for modernity. Ethiopian Airlines , the pride of Africa was birthed during Menelik’s reign.
    Menelik became the instant hero of all black people throughout the world when he defeated fascist supermacist racist Mussolini in the battle field at Adwa.
    Adwa is special place in our history. Our country men died here for our freedom.
    It was extraordinary in those days where slavery and colonialism were the norm in Africa that a black leader could defeat the white man.

    LONG LIVE MENELIK
    GOD BLESS ETHIOPIA

  6. Given his education and exposure, Menelik’s positive contributions to the modern Ethiopia is appreciable. The current and future generation may blame him regarding his silence Eritrean occupation by Italy and his agreement to lease Djibouti. We may tolerate forceful incorporation independent nations and masacre by the Menelik army using machine guns that were donated by European powers to make Ethiopia landlocked as a price for unity. It would have been better if independent nations were united by federation than coercive incorporation.

  7. Given his education and exposure, Menelik’s positive contributions to the modern Ethiopia is appreciable. The current and future generation however may blame him regarding his silence toward Eritrean occupation by Italy and his agreement to lease Djibouti. We may tolerate forceful incorporation independent nations and masacre by the Menelik army using machine guns that were donated by European powers to make Ethiopia landlocked as a price for unity. It would have been better if independent nations were united by federation than coercive incorporation.

  8. @bassa
    በጣም ትገርመኛለህ አንደ ፌደራል ነው የምታስበው። ማለት በአንድ ገፁ ብቻ። በኔት ዎርክ አታስብም። አንድ ጣትህን በሌላው ላይ ስታመለክት 5 ጣቶችህ ወደ ራስህ እንደሚያመለክቱ ማወቅ አለብህ። ምንሊክ ጅቡቲን በሊዚንግ ሰጠ ትላለህ። ነገር ግን ለሱ ተመጣጣኝ የሆን 1000 ኪሎ ሜትር የባቡር ሀዲድ መሰራቱን ነው የረሳከው። ሌላው የረሳከው ነገር፣ መለስ ዜናዊ አይደለም እነዴ ኤርትራን አሳልፎ የሰጠ፣የምንሊክ ልጆች ሀይለ ስላሴ ያሰመለሱአትን። ዜናዊ አይደለም የኢትዮጵያን ? % ለአረብና ለህነድ ለቱረክ ሊዝ ያደረገ፣ በተጨማሪም መላው የኢትዮጵያ መሬት ሁሉ የሊዝ መሬት ያደረገው፣ዜጎችን እያፈናቀለ።በምንሊክ ግዜ እኮ መሬት በኢትዮጵያውያን የታዘ የግል ንብረት ነበር ፣ከጅቡቲ በስተቀር። ስለምኒሊክ ለመናገር ሀቅሙም የለህም።

  9. Leader of ethiopia during the battle of Adwa..Menilick did what he could given his primitive army..He shamed the Italian colonialists and etched the pride and honor of abyssinia forever…Tiqur sew… Black lion..

  10. ምኒልክ ኤርትራን ለጣልያን ኣስረከበ፣ ትግራይና ኤርትራን ክፋፈለው፣ ወደ ጦርነት ኣስገባን፣ እስካሁን እያወክን ነው፣ መለስ ዜናዊ ፍርሞ ሃገር ኣደረጋት። የምኒልክ ሃጥያት፣ ክፋት፣ እስካሁን ያላቹሁ ንስሓ ግቡ፣ ለኦሮም ህዝብም ይቅርታ በሉት፣ ከዛ በሓላ ተከባብረን በሰላም እንኑር። ከምኒልክ ሚስታቸው ቅን ሰው ነበረች።
    ነጋ

  11. Berhan,
    You cannot deny history especially when there are millions of people hurt by, EPLF, TPLF, OLF and others created because of Minilke. It would be much easier to follow The Great Man Mandela foot step “Truth and reconciliation Commission” of South African. “Those who fail to learn history are doomed to repeat it” Tewodros and Yohannes died to free us. Minilike compromised Eritrea for his selfish power, he divides Tigray and Eritrea, and finally Meles Zenawi approved Eritrean Independence to UN and signed the letter. We need open discussed what had happed and close the chapter once for all, the wound is still in the South as well. If you cannot handle the truth (strength and weakness) how can you get alone? Reconciliation is the best tool, still we need wise man / women to lead in this transformation, at the same time, we have to stand up and push for “truth”, not to side with self interest individuals.
    Nega

    • @ Lega!

      If Emperor Menelik the II divided Tigre and Eritra, Why do not they come together and build their own nation Tigrai-Tigrigne now and in the last 23 years? They are free to build their own state. Fact is, these regions are mostly dry and there is little natural resource. These two regions remain the main problem for Ethiopia in the future. Ethiopia would be more prosperous without these troublemaker regions the so called Tigre and Eritra.

      Be Selam Wallu!

      from Europe

  12. Before we try to make a historical judgment about What Minilik did or did not do , on has to go back and e examine historical facts about the world he has to deal with . Then only then one appreciates the genius in the leadership of King Minilik. It was the time England and French and all the colonial powers of the west had never gave a human status to the black man – let alone to treat him in equal bases. In America black man was sold in open market as cattle. British had made any black man resisting colonial rule to pay arm and leg (literally) What this black king Minilik unique and a historical giant was that he stood against these dehumanization forces (by uniting Ethiopians from different cultural back ground) of evil by defeating white superiority mentality that was reason for dehumanization of the whole black race. He did accomplish two things by just one stork—He made blacks to think they are by no means inferior as they had been told to believe and by some token He send shaking wave for those who believe that their skin color would entitled them to some kind of superior position. This is an accomplishment that any human being can be proud of – let alone Ethiopian who know what a heroic deed their forefathers accomplished in Adwa. However for those who has a passing knowledge of historical facts – if they were expecting Menilik to establish Jeffersonian democracy in Ethiopia ( by the way Jefferson was a slave owner) they need to know that need to turn some pages before they render judgment on Menilik – Had Minilik was defeated in Adwa we wouldn’t have this discussion – because that was the norm—but Thank God Minilek made Adwa an exception.

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