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Ethiopia Victory of Adwa Commemoration Day

Ethiopia is an African country that successfully shook off European domination for centuries. One pivotal moment of resistance was the Ethiopian army's historic victory, led by Emperor Menelik II, over invading Italian troops in the Battle of Adwa, a two-day battle that ended on March 2. Festivities take place on its anniversary throughout the country, with official ceremonies in the capital, Addis Ababa, and Adwa, the market town located near the battle site. People will also leave wreaths at the Menelik Monument, which commemorates the victory led by the Ethiopian emperor. More...
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During 1894 many Ethiopian rulers, including Ras Mangasha – the eldest son of the former Emperor Yohannes – made peace with Menelik until he became the first true Negusa Nagast (King of kings) in centuries. Menelik decided that it was the right time to confront the Italians directly stating that:

“God, in his bounty, has struck down my enemies and enlarged my empire and preserved me to this day. I have reigned by the grace of God….Enemies have come who would ruin our country and change our religion. They have passed beyond the sea which God gave us as our frontier….These enemies have advanced, burrowing into the country like moles. With God’s help I will get rid of them.”

http://rastaites.com/the-battle-of-adwa/
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