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The Battle of Gondar: Italy Was Defeated In Ethiopia In 1941

The Battle of Gondar: Italy Was Defeated In Ethiopia In 1941

In October 1935 Italian troops invaded Ethiopia –  then also known as Abyssinia – forcing the country’s Emperor, Haile Selassie, into exile. Ignoring protests from the League of Nations, the Italian dictator Benito Mussolini proclaimed a new Italian empire in East Africa, comprising Ethiopia and the pre-existing territories of Italian Somaliland and Eritrea. Following early successes by Italy’s ally, Germany, in the Second […]

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Ethiopian Christianity Is as Old as Christianity Itself, not 400 Years Younger!

Ethiopian Christianity Is as Old as Christianity Itself, not 400 Years Younger!

By Belayneh Abate It is regrettable to hear historians and journalists stating that Christianity in Ethiopia started in 400 A.D.   They are chopping the age of the oldest Church by 400 years, many out of ignorance and some with ill-intent. It is visible on the surface and no need of digging archaeological evidence to learn

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Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie’s gift to Atatürk was displayed for the first time

Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie’s gift to Atatürk was displayed for the first time

The gifts that Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie presented to Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’s mausoleum, Anıtkabir during his 1967 visit to Turkiye, were shared by the Turkiye-Ethiopia Friendship Platform for the first time in 56 years. The Turkiye-Ethiopia Friendship Platform, which was established to promote the long-standing friendship, trade, tourism and cultural richness between Turkiye and Ethiopia,

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History 101: Fiction and Facts on Oromos of Ethiopia

History 101: Fiction and Facts on Oromos of Ethiopia

By Prof. Feqadu Lamessa First Publish on July 29, 2013, ADAMA, Ethiopia (Salem-News) Recently, the Qatar-based media al Jazeera has published several articles concerning the Oromo people of Ethiopia. It is the first international media outlet to extensively report on our people and it should be praised for bringing our cause to the world stage. One

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The Potential of Democratization in Ethiopia: The Welkait Question as a Litmus Test

The Potential of Democratization in Ethiopia: The Welkait Question as a Litmus Test

Sonja John First Published  August 2, 2021 Research Article Abstract Abiy Ahmed was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2019 for his role in initiating peace talks in the Horn of Africa and his attempts to reform the Ethiopian democracy. Under the slogan medemer, he promised he would do everything possible to unite the multi-ethnic country,

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Older than Egypt is Ethiopia

Older than Egypt is Ethiopia

Ethiopia is old, even older than Egypt, but its antiquity is somewhat different. While Egypt was the world’s first indisputable nation-state, unique in its complex politico-religious system augmented by magnificent material remains and a corpus of epic literature, in Ethiopia, the very cradle of mankind, the material evidence of its ancient civilisation alone attests to

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ETHIOPIA: LESSONS FROM 1896 ADWA VICTORY FOR CONTEMPORARY AFRICA

ETHIOPIA: LESSONS FROM 1896 ADWA VICTORY FOR CONTEMPORARY AFRICA

Adwa represents the beginning of the end of white colonial rule in Africa. On March 1, 1896, the Ethiopians led by Emperor Menelik II attained a decisive victory over the Italians colonial power that turned the history of the world into new direction. For the rest of Africa and oppressed Black people, which was still under colonial rule,

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Afe-Qesar Afework Gebreyesus, the man who served Italian invaders

Afe-Qesar Afework Gebreyesus, the man who served Italian invaders

Afe-Qesar Afework Gebreyesus, the man who served Italian invaders twice, first by helping them convince Lij Gugsa Darge to join their invasion against his cousin Emperor Menelik II in 1896, and then again as a leading collaborator during the Fascist occupation from 1936 to 1941. In 1895 the Italians lured Lij Gugsa Darge, son of

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The 1959 Agreement “for the full utilization of the Nile waters” The crux of the problem in the Nile Basin water use

The 1959 Agreement “for the full utilization of the Nile waters” The crux of the problem in the Nile Basin water use

Mekdelawit Messay Deribe The introduction of the 1959 agreement between the United Arab Republic and Sudan for the full utilization of the Nile waters notes that the earlier 1929 agreement “….provided only for the partial use of the Nile waters and did not extend to include a complete control of the river waters….” (United Arab Republic and

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Kwame Nkrumah 1909 – 1972

Kwame Nkrumah 1909 – 1972

Kwame Nkrumah arrived in Philadelphia in 1935 to begin undergraduate study at Lincoln University. After completing a bachelor’s degree in sociology magna cum laude, Lincoln admitted him to its Theological Seminary in 1939 for an additional degree in sacred theology. It was at this time, however, that Nkrumah began concurrent enrollment at the University of

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