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The anti colonial Heros of Ethiopia

            This story of Ethiopian heroes was written by Englishwoman Clarissa Burgoyne as part of an account of her search for her missing husband in Ethiopia during the second Ethio-Italian war.  This piece was presented on the Ethiopia Observer, Vol. XI, No. 4, edited by Richard and Rita Pankhurst. The only change made to this excerpt was the correction of Demesow’s misspelled name (originally written as Bitwoded Makonen Demisse).

 

 

 

 

 

A SHORT BIOGRAPHY
Bitwoded  MEKONNEN DEMESOW


By LAKU DESTA

Mekonnen Demesow

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The forgotten Korean Hero Major Tadesse Wondem Agegnehu !

The forgotten Korean Hero Major Tadesse Wondem Agegnehu !

 

As a victim of both Fascist Italy’s 1935 aggression and the negligence of the League of Nations to protect member nations from aggressor nations, Ethiopia was always invested in collective security and peaceful co-existence of all nations. When North Korea, supported and encouraged by China, crossed the border with South Korea, and the United Nations asked members to protect the country, Emperor Haile Selassie saw it as a collective security issue, and agreed to send some of his best troops. The Ethiopian Battalion was recruited from and trained among the best professional Imperial bodyguard soldiers, and were mostly over six feet tall.

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World Leaders Mourn the Death of Nelson Mandela

World Leaders Mourn the Death of Nelson Mandela

Posted on Thursday 5 December 2013 at 23:51 GMT

U.S. President Barack Obama addressed the nation Thursday after the death of Nelson Mandela, heralding South Africa’s inspirational freedom fighter: “[Mandela] no longer belongs to us, he belongs to the ages.” “Madiba transformed South Africa and moved  …

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World Leaders Mourn the Death of Nelson Mandela

World Leaders Mourn the Death of Nelson Mandela

Posted on Thursday 5 December 2013 at 23:51 GMT

U.S. President Barack Obama addressed the nation Thursday after the death of Nelson Mandela, heralding South Africa’s inspirational freedom fighter: “[Mandela] no longer belongs to us, he belongs to the ages.” “Madiba transformed South Africa and moved  …

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Remembering Nelson Mandela

Remembering Nelson Mandela

Posted on Friday 6 December 2013 at 00:01 GMT

For millions who loved him — in the modern country he formed and around the world, he was the hope and the light of the world. Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95. NBC’s Brian Williams reports. Share This: facebook · twitter · googleplus. Related  …

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Nelson Mandela: the man who changed the course of history

Nelson Mandela: the man who changed the course of history

Posted on Friday 6 December 2013 at 00:01 GMT

The theme running through Nelson Mandela’s life was his unshakeable belief that one human being can change the course of history dramatically for the better. In a bitterly divided South Africa, Mandela won the love of almost all his compatriots; in a sceptical  …

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Holness hails Mandela as pantheon of social justice

Holness hails Mandela as pantheon of social justice

Posted on Friday 6 December 2013 at 00:03 GMT

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Opposition Leader, Andrew Holness, in expressing sorrow at the passing of Former South African President, Nelson Mandela, hailed Mandela as “an international social and political icon and as a shining light in the struggle for human  …

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The Creation of the OAU

The Creation of the OAU 

By Makonnen Ketema 

In May 1963, thirty-two independent African States, who had genuine hopes and visions for the continent of Africa, came together in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to create the Organization of African Unity (OAU). I had the privilege of hearing a detailed account of the staging of the 1963 Addis Ababa Summit Conference, and the reason as to why the Ethiopian capital became the site of the OAU headquarters, from a man who was once described by the international media as being closer than any other to the staging of the creation of the OAU. The man was none other than my father, the late Ketema Yifru, who was the Ethiopian Foreign Minister (1961-1971) at the time. Ketema Yifru was also recognized by the media as having played a prominent role in the creation of Africa's regional organization. 

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African economy

African economy

Although it has abundant natural resources, Africa remains the world's poorest and most underdeveloped continent, due largely to the effects of tropical diseases,

the slave trade, corrupt governments, failed central planning, the international trade regime and geopolitics; as well as widespread human rights violations, the negative

effects of colonialism, despotism, illiteracy, superstition, tribal savagery and military conflict (ranging from war and civil war to guerrilla warfare to genocide).

According to the United Nations' Human Development Report in 2003, the bottom 25 ranked nations (151st to 175th) were all African nations.

Widespread poverty, illiteracy, malnutrition and inadequate water supply and sanitation, as well as poor health, affect a large majority of the people who reside in the

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