How Ethiopians across the world celebrate the 123rd anniversary of the battle of Adwa


Kwao Saa

Ethiopians across the world have celebrated the legendary victory of the battle of Adwa.

March 2nd marked the 123rd anniversary of the battle of Adwa which saw the Ethiopian army defeat an invading Italian colonial army. The victory is an important milestone in the recent history of Ethiopia and Africa in general.

The battle of Adwa went on to inspire other countries in Africa to fight for independence. In Ethiopia’s capital, thousands of people celebrated the anniversary of the victory in front of the statue of Emperor Menelik II, who led the battle. […..] CONTINUE READING