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Ethiopian Christmas Genna Janauary 7th

While the Gregorian calendar celebrates Christmas on the 25th of December, Ethiopia still retains the ancient Julian calendar in which Christmas falls on January 7th (of the Gregorian calendar.) The Ethiopian name given to Christmas is Ledet or Genna which, according … Continue reading

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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 overthrow 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 … Continue reading

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50th Anniversary of the African Union

  Self-Determination in African Union’s “Golden Jubilee” Africa, 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 … Continue reading

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Grounation Day Haile Selassie I visits jamaica 21st April 1966

Grounation Day (21st April) Marks 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 … Continue reading

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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 leadership of the non-violent civil rights movement in the United States. He was assassinated at the Lorraine … Continue reading

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