Today is the 121st anniversary of the birth of Ethiopian King Emperor Haile Selassie I

Haile Selassie I is Ethiopia’s 225th and last emperor, serving from 1930 until his hailesal6overthrow by the Marxist dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam in 1974. The longtime ruler traced his line back to Menelik I, who was credited with being the child of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba.
Emperor Haile Selassie I was born on July 23, 1892, as Lij Taffari Makonnen at Enjersa Goro, just outside the city of Harrar Ethiopia. His parents were Ras Makonnen Wolde Michael, the governor of Harrar, and his wife, Woizero Yeshimebet Ali AbaJiffar. At the age of thirteen, Lij Taffari Makonnen was appointed a Dejazmatch by his father (“Commander or General of the Gate”) a military title meaning commander of the central body of a traditional Ethiopian armed force. Ras Makonnen also summoned all his officers and informed them that it was his wish that his son Dejazmatch Taffari succeed him as governor of Harrar although ultimate decisions as to the succession of the Harrar governorate belonged to his cousin Emperor Menelik II.
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Meeting with Jamaican Prime Minister and Jamaican Community in Addis Ababa

Radisson Blu Hotel Addis Ababa Monday 27th May 2013

portia smithThe Ethiopian World Federation in co-ordination with Dr Deborah Hickling (Director of Operations for Prime Ministers Office), arranges meeting with Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller and the Jamaican Community in Shashemane.

Present at this meeting were

Portia Simpson Miller (Jamaican Prime Minister)
Arnold J. Nicholson (Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade)
Ann Scot (Jamaican HC to Nigeria)
Gebre E. Gebru (Jamaican Consular to Ethiopia)
Onika Miller (Permanent Secretary to the Office of the PM)
Dr Deborah Hickling (Director of Operations for Prime Ministers Office)
Approximately 40 members of the Jamaican Community living in Ethiopia
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Ethiopian World Federation Local 111 supports Haile Selassie Comprehensive High School Jamaica


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The Ethiopian World Federation Incorporated Local 111 Birmingham United Kingdom has shown its support for the Haile Selassie Comprehensive High School Payne Avenue
Kingston 11 Jamaica by  shipping the following sports related items to the school as a charitable donation.

Items include, are Footballs ; Basketballs; and Jerseys ; Net balls ; practice Cricket Equipment ; Referee whistles ; Erasers ; Pencil sharpeners ; Ball pump ; Volley ball’s ; Skipping ropes; Stop watches ; Water bottles ; Ball bags; A 1st Aid kit ; Sports cones ; Training pads ; 6 Training Bibs .

In a letter to Mr Joseph Heron of the Haile Selassie Comprehensive High School. The Local emphasized its commitment to continue its support in the school   in various ways in the future, and will endeavor to promote and encourage others to support the school.

 

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50th Anniversary of the African Union

 

Self-Determination in African Union’s “Golden Jubilee”

headquarters-of-the-african-union-addis-ababa-ethiopiaAfrica, the richest continent, is emerging from more than thousands years of invasions, occupations, slavery, distress… We Africans endured and appreciated struggles, rebellions, resistances with self determination, leading to victories, freedom, independence and sovereignty wherever and whenever it was possible.

Then we witnessed the creation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), on May 25th 1963, a divine gift, which has been truly instrumental in term of liberation and freedom of our people. Amongst many great African leaders assembled, two Heads of State, President Dr. Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana and Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia stood out in shaping the future of Africa. They and others inspired us to invest and commit ourselves to a just and noble cause: the Unity of our continent at all levels.

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Ethiopian World Federation mourns the passing of a Great Patriarch Elder Ras Malachi

ELDER RAS MALACHI: A TRIBUTE

Ras Malachi  4 -2013 004Elder Ras Malachi Gad, Lascelles Earl Wilson, will always be remembered as a pillar of I and I community and as a most prolific RasTafari ambassador throughout most of his 73 years of life.

Ras Naphtali remembers him thus: “I will always remember the first time I met Ras Malachi, in early 1976, at No 28 St Agnes Place (the Tabernacle at RasTafari House). His deep, piercing, yet comely greeting was: ‘I was glad when they said unto me, let us go up into the house of God.’ (Adopted from Psalm 122 v 1).

 

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Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie returns to his capital Addis Ababa

Haile Selassie Triumphantly returns to Addis Ababa

On this day 4th May 1941, Emperor Haile Selassie re-enters Addis Ababa, the hailesalEthiopian capital, exactly five years to the day of when it was occupied by Italy. Ethiopia known widely as Abyssinia was one of the first countries to be liberated during the Second World War.

Benito Mussolini had been eyeing Ethiopia (also known as Abyssinia) as an economic colony to be added to Italian Somaliland, in East Africa, since the 1920′s. Italy had an old score to settle after being one of the only countries to be defeated by an African Power during the first Italio-Ethiopian War by the then Ethiopian Emperor Menelik at Adowa on 1 March 1896. He hoped to resettle 10 million Italians in a unified East Africa.

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Grounation Day Haile Selassie I visits jamaica 21st April 1966

Grounation Day (21st April)

hplane3Marks the date Haile Selassie I visited Jamaica in 1966. The visit was the only time the Emperor visited Jamaica. A Nyabingi session, inclusive of music, chanting and prayer is held to mark the occasion. Haile Selassie had already met with several Rasta elders in Addis Ababa, and had allowed Rastafari and other people of African descent to settle on his personal land in Shashamane.

Selassie’s visit not only cemented respect for Rastafari in international headlines, but also changed the life of Rita Marley, Bob Marley’s wife. While a nonbeliever prior to this visit, she reportedly saw a stigma on Haile Selassie’s hand as he waved to the crowd, instantaneously making her aware of his divinity. Just moments prior, Selassie’s refusal to walk on a red carpet from his plane to the limousine translated into the Rastafari acceptance of grounation, indicating his “making contact with the soil”—and, furthermore, the name of this day as Grounation (or Groundation) Day.

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Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr

April 4th marks the 45th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his lmart5eadership of the non-violent civil rights movement in the United States. He was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee on April 4, 1968, at the age of 39. A Baptist minister, King became a civil rights activist early in his career. He led the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott and helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in 1957, serving as its first president. King’s efforts led to the 1963 March on Washington, where King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech. There, he expanded American values to include the vision of a color blind society, and established his reputation as one of the greatest orators in American history.

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Coral Gardens 1963 incident

Rastas mark 50th anniversary of bloody Coral Gardens incident

Rastafarians on Holy Thursday March 28 created a moving sea of red, green and gold through the streets of the Corporate Area.

IMG_1398As part of the anniversary observances, the Rastafari Millennium Council and the Coral Gardens Committee and other groups Thursday organised a protest march and motorcade from downtown Kingston to the seat of Parliament at Gordon House and on to Half-Way-Tree for a rally at Mandela Park.

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Convention 2012 Birmingham United Kingdom

 

THE ETHIOPIAN WORLD FEDERATION INC

International Convention 15th July to 22nd July 2012

 15th July 2012 Fairfield House Bath UK

Rally at the residence of H.I.M Haile Selassie 1st; 

Meeting to establish the Ethiopian World Federation Inc involvement the saveFairfield house Trust also the Voice of Ethiopia Exhibition

 16th July 2012 Ruskin Hall Aston 12.00am till 8.00pm

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Save Fairfield House Bath England

 

Ethiopian World Federation Incorporated


Fairfield House.

Convention 2012 opening at Fairfield House 
The strategic headquarters in the Liberation of Ethiopia: 1936-41
AIM to secure the future of the house support the trust, raise funds, campaign for National Heritage status, launch petition.

Sunday 15th July 2012.

Save Fairfield House Rally Bath UK

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Successful Convention July 2011 St Ann Jamaica

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