Greetings in the name of His & Her Imperial Majesties Qedamawi Haile Sellassie I & Itege Menen Asfaw,
Ras Tafari Renaissance writes to give perspective to the Ethiopian commemoration of the Battle of Adwa. A history changing event that shocked the world to its core. At the time of the Battle of Adwa, the African continent was nearly colonized at every angle; due to to the “Scramble for Africa“. The only two countries that hadn’t been colonized by European countries were Ethiopia 🇪🇹 & Liberia 🇱🇷. But even with all of this in the forefront, Ethiopia had defended itself well against Italian forces; saving the whole of Africa from total colonization.
The valiance of the Ethiopian people, in defense of their country, became a phenomenal example of unity, belief, heritage, & pride. The Ethiopian people; men, women, & children, in some cases, banded together the banner of the Ethiopian flag: red, gold, & green to put aside their differences in ethnic origin, tribe, religion etc., to secure a future that would include all of them, on their own land.
The Treaty of Addis Ababa, formally brought an end to the First Italo-Ethiopian War, (in which the Battle of Adwa, was the pinnacle) whereas Italy officially recognized Ethiopia as a independant and sovereign state. This treaty has been said to be a secret agreement, for more than scholars’ obvious reasons as Italy would eventually attempt to colonize Ethiopia again, in the coming Second Italo-Ethiopian War.
[Treaty of Addis; Oct. 23. 1896]
For this celebration of the victory at the Battle of Adwa, I would also like to direct all of you to check out this video log from the Ghion Journal on this particular topic. Please, again support & contribute to spreading the news and views of our affiliates?!