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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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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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 (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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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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