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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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Telegrams from Emperor Haile Selassie I

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The Battle of Adwa

The Battle of Adwa took place on 1st and 2nd March 1896 at Adwa in northern Ethiopia. The Battle occurred at a time when European nations were engaged in the scramble for Africa. Notably, at the Berlin Conference in 1884-85, … Continue reading

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Inauguration Day 2009

I welcome any opportunity to participate in the history of African people, whether on the Continent or in the Diaspora. The Inauguration of Barack Hussein Obama as the 44th President of the USA on 20th January 2009 presented such an … Continue reading

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5000 Ethiopian Manuscripts outside of Ethiopia

Local 3 A Serious Question of Ethiopian Studies Five Thousand Ethiopian Manuscripts Abroad, and the International Community by Dr Richard Panhurst Introduction Ethiopic, or Ge’ez, manuscripts [hereafter MSS] are of fundamental importance for scholarship. Ethiopic literature formed a major part … Continue reading

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