The ‘sacred forests’ of northern Ethiopia

They were found through a quirk of the region’s geopolitical history, which left a photographic trail of WWII aerial photos and declassified Cold War-era spy satellite images. By Sarah Hewitt 21 May…

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LALIBELA, ETHIOPIA (CA. 1200)

CONTRIBUTED BY: KAYOMI WADA Lalibela, a small city of approximately 15,000 people located in the Wollo Province of the Amhara Region of Northern Ethiopia, is considered one of the nation’s holiest cities and is…

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Derg members in court in Addis Ababa, 1994

The trial of the Derg in Ethiopia

By John Ryle Einsteinforum, Potsdam A reporter’s story In late 1994—and again in 1995—I travelled to Addis Ababa to report on the trial of the Derg, the former rulers of Ethiopia. The trial…

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Maqdala 1868

It is a work of exquisite craftsmanship and an important symbol of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church: a gold crown, alloyed with silver and copper with filigree work and glass beads. Constructed of an…

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The British Museum What are they? The British Museum’s collection includes around 80 objects from the northern Ethiopian locality of Maqdala (now known as Amba Mariam), where in the second half of…

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An Eritrean soldier carries his rifle and teapot as the Eritrean army begins to pull out from the frontline near Senafe on February 17, 2001. Both Eritrean and Ethiopian forces are pulling back from frontline positions to create a 25km wide, temporary security zone. This will be controlled by 4000 UN peacekeepers while the disputed border between Eritrea and Ethiopia is demarcated by an international border commission. The establishment of the buffer zone is an important step in bringing an end to the war fought by Eritrea and Ethiopia from May 1998 until June 2000. CLH/ - RTREGTW

The Eritrean-Ethiopian War (1998-2000)

Sean D. Murphy Patricia Roberts Harris Research Professor of Law George Washington University Member, U.N. International Law Commission forthcoming in International Law and the Use of Force: A Case-Based Approach (Oxford University…

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Rodolfo Graziani

RODOLFO GRAZIANI A WAR CRIMINAL WHO ESCAPED JUSTICE

Kidane Alemayehu Auguest 17, 2015 INTRODUCTION Rodolfo Graziani was one of Fascist Italy’s top military leaders during Benito Mussolini’s rule of that country. Although Graziani had important military roles in Italy,  Libya…

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Battle of Adwa Courtesy Tropen Museum Amsterdam (CC BY-SA 3.0)

BATTLE OF ADWA (ADOWA), 1896

JBY CONTRIBUTED BY: RAY JONAS In March, 1896, Ethiopian forces under the leadership of Emperor Menelik II surprised the world by defeating an Italian Army sent to conquer the Empire.  In the following article…

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Yared, Ethiopia, 1400s Public domain image

YARED (SAINT), 505-571 AD of Axum, Ethiopia 

CONTRIBUTED BY: CHARLES L. CHAVIS Composer, scholar, and pioneer of musical notation, Saint Yared was born in Axum, Ethiopia on April 25, 505 AD.  Little is known regarding his family background but scholars suggest he was…

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(1963) HAILE SELASSIE, “TOWARDS AFRICAN UNITY”

 CONTRIBUTED BY: BLACKPAST On May 25, 1963 the Organization for African Unity (OAU) was established with a permanent headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  Haile Selassie, Emperor of Ethiopia, was selected as the first…

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Obelisk, Axum, Ethiopia, 1936 Public domain image

AXUM (CA. 100 B.C.E.-CA. 650 A.D.)

JUNE 29, 2008 CONTRIBUTED BY: JULIANNA TESFU Located in the northeast region of contemporary Ethiopia, the city of Axum sits on a high plateau next to the Red Sea. With the city’s ascendance centuries…

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