Celebration of the ancient Aksumite Civilisation

Aksum Obelisks
Press Release London, UK - Ethiopia will celebrate World Travel Market week with an event on the ancient Aksumite civilisation at the Royal Geographical Society(IBG) on Wednesday 5th November at 6.30pm (doors open at 6). Professor David Phillipson, who was the first professor of African archaeology at Cambridge University, will give an illustrated talk on The Rise and Fall of the Aksumite Kingdom,...

The Adwa victory by the Ethiopian gallant warriors……..

Daniel Mesfin
By Haile-Melekot Agizew  Recently the Ancient Ethiopian Patriots Association, AEPA, voted for Lij Daniel Jote Mesfin to replace the former President of the association. Lij Daniel served the association for over seven years in various capacities. He feels that AEPA is strong enough to continue carrying out its mission under the new leadership together with its members, patriots as well as young...

The Battle of Adwa Changed Ethiopia and the World

  Ethiopia, Yesterday and Today Ethiopia has a significant history reaching over 3,000 years into the past. The word “Ethiopia” has become a term for the idea of African solidarity and freedom, not just the name of a nation or a region. The ancient Greek historian Herodotus noted the region of Ethiopia as home to “people with burnt faces.” During the Greek and Roman eras,...

Ethiopian-Americans grateful on 50th Anniversary of March on Washington

The 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington is an important occasion for all those fighting for freedom.  Ethiopian-Americans have been among the beneficiaries of the struggles waged by Dr. King and the civil rights movement. The ebony kinship that binds Ethiopian-Americans and African-Americans have deep roots.  His Imperial Majesty Haile Sellassie I was among the first...

Contribution of His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie celebrated

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – His majesty Haile Selassie’s contribution to the establishment of Organization of African Unity has been celebrated in Addis Ababa in the presence of Thabo Mbeki, former South African president. Mbeki recognized his majesty’s immense role in Africa’s independence struggle and in the establishment of the African union...

Ketema Yifru: The architect behind the OAU

Emperor and Ketema
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - A country is best represented by its people or leadership and leaders are the ones who are of the people by the people and for the people. As a result, leadership shapes the character, behavior and culture of its people and the country. A country’s good or bad image is determined by the good or bad image of its leader. In this regard, it is the right...

The prince and the adventurer

Prince Alemayehu Tewodros (Photo:  Julia Margaret Cameron.)
By Wight Living Prince Alemayehu Tewodros (Photo: Julia Margaret Cameron.) FOR ME, one of the most haunting of all the images captured by Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron is of an Ethiopian prince and his captor. The picture illustrates the paradoxes of Britain’s 19th century imperial adventure. By 1900, the British Empire controlled a quarter of the planet. Although ultimately...

Does African Diplomacy Remember Heroes?

Ketema Yifru and Emperor Haile Selassie (Photo: www.oau-creation.com )
Ketema Yifru and Emperor Haile Selassie (Photo: www.oau-creation.com ) By Makonnen Ketema  In the past couple of months, we have been hearing about the 50th Anniversary of the Organization of African Unity (OAU).  A committee has been formed to celebrate the anniversary of the inception of Africa’s continental organization, now known as the African Union (AU). As I...

Governor of Lazio calls for withdrawal of funds for Graziani monument

Nicola Zingaretti
Nicola Zingaretti, the governor of Lazio region, one of the 20 administrative regions of Italy, has called on regional offices and the residents of the town of Affile to cut the funds of the controversial monument dedicated to the fascist general, Marshal Rodolpho Graziani. According to the governor, the unilateral decision of the Municipality of Affile is “deeply flawed, not only because...

Ethiopia’s Treasure Revealed at Natural History Museum

Dr. Berhane Asfaw
London, UK (Press Release) – Invited guests and scholars were thrilled to learn more about the unique record of human evolution in Ethiopia at a presentation on Monday 5th November at the Natural History Museum in London. Visiting Palaeontologist Dr Berhane Asfaw gave a lecture on a record of human ancestry spanning the last six million years. Ethiopia is the birthplace of Lucy, a hominid specimen...