YARED (SAINT), 505-571 AD of Axum, Ethiopia 

CONTRIBUTED BY: CHARLES L. CHAVIS Composer, scholar, and pioneer of musical notation, Saint Yared was born in Axum, Ethiopia on April 25, 505 AD.  Little is known regarding his family background but scholars suggest he was…

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Haile Selassie- Wikipedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclop Jump to navigation Jump to search This article is about the Emperor of Ethiopia. For the anthropologist, see Yohannes Haile-Selassie. “Ras Tafari” redirects here. For the religious…

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Emperor Menelik II (Sahle Miriam) (1844-1913)

Subsequent to Emperor Yohannes’s death in March 1889, Prince Menelik of Shewa Menelik was crowned Emperor of Ethiopia and he established Entoto as his Capital, on the hill of Addis Ababa. Menelik…

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(1963) HAILE SELASSIE, “TOWARDS AFRICAN UNITY”

 CONTRIBUTED BY: BLACKPAST On May 25, 1963 the Organization for African Unity (OAU) was established with a permanent headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  Haile Selassie, Emperor of Ethiopia, was selected as the first…

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AXUM (CA. 100 B.C.E.-CA. 650 A.D.)

JUNE 29, 2008 CONTRIBUTED BY: JULIANNA TESFU Located in the northeast region of contemporary Ethiopia, the city of Axum sits on a high plateau next to the Red Sea. With the city’s ascendance centuries…

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