Thursday, February 9, 2012

A Defining Figure of Africa Relegated to the Dustbins of History

A statue of Dr.Kwame Nkrumha was unveiled at the forecourt of the new African Union building in Addis Ababa, with an inscription at the bottom reading “Ethiopia shall stretch forth her hands unto God, Africa must unite”

A similar token of recognition for Haile Selassie,  was however eerily missing.

This is to be considered as nothing short of a blatant attempt at historical revisionism and an austere reminder of what day and age we are living in.

Creation of the O.A.U, by Mekonen Ketema, a first hand account from his father Ketema Yifru, Foreign Minister of Ethiopia 1961-1970.

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