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Ethiopians Prepare To Celebrate The Life Of Menelik II And The...

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AFRICANGLOBE - The celebration of the Battle of Adwa is the Ethiopian equivalent of U.S. Independence Day, Emperor Menelik II and the Empress Taytu, along with an army of Ethiopian citizens, repelled a well-armed Italian force on March 1, 1896. The Italians were trying to occupy and eventually colonize Ethiopia, but was sorely beaten in the Battle of Adwa.
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