Ethiopians celebrate defeat of colonialists, call for unity

Ethiopian men dressed in traditional costumes dance during the 123rd anniversary celebration of the battle of Adwa where the Ethiopian forces defeated an invading Italian forces, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, March 2, 2019.REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Bedecked in lion mane collars, warriors’ headdresses and military fatigues, thousands of Ethiopians descended on Addis Ababa’s main squares to celebrate the anniversary of the Battle of Adwa – one of Ethiopia’s finest hours in the battlefield. It was in the northern town of Adwa 123 years ago that poorly-armed Ethiopians […]

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