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The Ethiopian Victory At Adwa: Meanings For Africans & People of African Descent in the Diaspora 

The Ethiopian Victory At Adwa: Meanings For Africans & People of African Descent in the Diaspora 

PRESENTED FOR THE CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION OF THE VICTORY OF ADWA Howard University, Washington DC; Dusable Museum, Chicago, March 1996 By Ghelawdewos Araia In this article, I will attempt to employ an Afrocentric perspective of history in light of the geopolitical vicissitudes of the 19th century that completely changed the African scenario vis-à-vis the survival of […]

The battle of Adwa: an Ethiopian victory that ran against the current of colonialism

By Naomi Schalit Senior Politics + Society Editor The Conversation On the first day of March 124 years ago, traditional warriors, farmers and pastoralists as well as women defeated a well-armed Italian army in the northern town of Adwa in Ethiopia. The outcome of this battle ensured Ethiopia’s independence, making it the only African country […]

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The Battle of Ras Mekonnen

By Mulugeta Haile Ras Mekonnen was one of the greatest Ethiopians who died before he lived up to his potential-becoming Emperor of Ethiopia. His Amhara, Tigrai, and Oromo ethnicity helped him become a shuttle-diplomat, bringing peace to regions that did not comply with Emperor Menelik’s central government. Due to his Tigrai identity he was able […]

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Amendments to the 1995 Constitution of The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

———————————————– By The Golden Rule Constitution A Proposal For A New Ethiopian Constitution ———————————————– Amendment 1 The House of Peoples Representatives with a Three Fourths majority Vote may propose for adoption, a New Constitution. The proposed Constitution shall be put to a National Referendum by The Federal Government within Three months of it passing The […]

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The emperor who rooted out magic in medieval Ethiopia

Jacopo Gnisci Apollo magazine Our understanding of the history of the emperors who ruled over late medieval Ethiopia is still quite fragmentary but, as far as we can tell, life at their courts was marked by violence, betrayal, and power struggles. Perhaps the most prominent among these rulers, who belonged to a house that rose […]

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Christianity in Ethiopia

By Dan Paterson | patheos.com Christianity is not Western. Christianity is (Middle) Eastern. We need to go back to the world of first century church to sort out claims groups have made and creative interpretations they have come up with. Understanding the historical context is indispensable to interpreting Scripture. Romanticizing things ancient and exotic without […]

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Abuna Yesehaq, the Pan-African Archbishop

By Mulugeta Haile Happy 14th Tribute Day From Adwa to Jamaica Happy 14th Tribute Day From Adwa to Jamaica I would like to congratulate all those of the Jamaican Orthodox faith who hold this special occasion every year for His Eminence Abuna Yesehaq. Thank you for the invitation to attend the anniversary. Even though I […]

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Lost City Discovered Beneath Ethiopia Was Once a Pillar of The Legendary Aksum Empire

CARLY CASSELLA/ Science Alert 24 DEC 2019 Excavations in Ethiopia have uncovered a lost city from one of the least documented major civilisations of the ancient world. Back in its heyday, from 1st to 8th century AD, the African kingdom of Aksum was a force to be reckoned with. Sitting along the northern edge of the […]

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What had previously been legend about the founding of Christianity in Sub-Saharan Africa now has concrete evidence.

By Candida Moss Around 330 A.D., nearly 20 years after the Emperor Constantine made Christianity legal in the Roman empire, two young Syrian men appeared at the court of Emperor Ella Amida in Aksum, the capital of an ancient kingdom based in modern-day Ethiopia. The young men had survived a shipwreck and impressed the emperor with their piety […]

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1,700-year-old Christian basilica discovered in Ethiopia

By James Rogers | Fox News Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of a 1,700-year-old Christian basilica in Ethiopia. The basilica, from the 4th century A.D., was found in Beta Samati, an ancient town that was once part of the Aksumite civilization. The remains of the church date back to the time when Christianity became the official religion […]

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Lost Ethiopian town comes from a forgotten empire that rivalled Rome

HUMANS 10 December 2019 By Michael Marshall Archaeologists have discovered an ancient buried town in Ethiopia that was inhabited for 1400 years. The town was part of a powerful civilisation called Aksum, which dominated east Africa for centuries and traded with other great powers like the Roman Empire. “This is one of the most important ancient civilisations, […]

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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 2019 A group of children were listening to a story beneath the shade of an African juniper tree in a small church forest […]

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