Ethiopian Liberation Day: May 5th, 1941

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May 5, 2017

After living five years in exile, Ethiopia’s Emperor Haile Selassie I returned to the capital city of Addis Ababa on this day in 1941. Five years prior on the same day, the emperor would flee Ethiopia as the Italian invasion, which began in 1935, overtook the country. The emperor was patient in rising back to power, using political connections and the military might of his allies to defeat the fascist…

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Haile Selassie’s 50th Anniversary Exhibition UWI Mona Jamaica

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April 26, 2016

On the 21st April 1966, His Imperial Majesty, Emperor Haile Selassie visited Trinidad, Barbados, Jamaica and Haiti. To commemorate this event the Rastafari community in Jamaica hosted a number of activities that retraced the journey of H.I.M on that island 50 years ago. One such activity to commemorate the occasion was an exhibition of Haile Selassie’s visit to the region located in the UWI Regional Headquarters, Mona Jamaica. Here now…

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HIM 50th Visit Anniversary Essay Competition is now open

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March 7, 2016

The H.I.M 50th Visit Commemoration Committee is pleased to announce that the HIM 50th Visit Anniversary Essay Competition is now open! ​​The competition targets youths ages 11 – 25 to research and produce an essay or a creative/artistic piece on the visit of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I to the Caribbean Region in April 1966.  The competition is divided into the following four (4) age categories and open to youths…

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Bob Marley in Ethiopia

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February 1, 2016

At the end of 1978, an unexpected visitor arrived in Ethiopia. Bob Marley, the international reggae star and Pan-African popular icon came to the East African country, considered the holy land by the Rastafari movement, of which he was a member.

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“The Father Of Afrika” ….. Coronation Day

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November 2, 2014

On November 2nd, 1930, the coronation of Emperor Haile Selassie I and Empress Menen ushered in a new wave of pride in the black world. Haile Selassie, whose name means ‘Power of the Holy Trinity,’ is the baptismal name of the child born Tafari Makonnen on July 23, 1892 in the Ethiopian province of Harrar, to Ras Makonnen and his wife Yashimabet. His Majesty (Or Haile Selasse I, R.R. as…

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