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Since 12.12.12

Ancient of Days

The Glory of Ethiopia

Ethiopia is one of the few countries in Africa that has never been colonized by another country. The only time it has ever come close to being colonized was between the years 1936 and 1941 when there was a brief incursion by Italian forces. However, this was eventually subdued and the Italians retreated. Since then, no other countries have made an attempt to colonize Ethiopia.

H.I.M. EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE I

H.I.M. Haile Sellassie1st (Ge’ez:, “Power of the Trinity”) was born Lij Tafari Makonnen  (Amharic pronunciation lij teferī mekōnnin) 23 July, 1892 in Harah, Ethiopia. “Lij” translates literally to “child”, and serves to indicate that a youth is of noble blood. He was Ethiopia’s regent from 1916 to 1930 and Emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 to 1974. He is the heir to a dynasty that traced its origins to Kings from Ori, of 4478 B.C. His coronation was the 334th from the Solomonic Dynastic (Queen of Sheba and King Solomon’s union) line of Kings, and the 134th of the Christian Kings. Queen Makeda, was the Empress of Axum, known in the Abrahamic tradition as the Queen of Sheba. Emperor Haile Sellassie is a defining figure in both Ethiopian and African history.

H.R.H. EMPRESS ITEGE 

MENEN ASFAW

Empress Menen Asfaw (Baptismal name Walatta Giyorgis)(26 Magabit 1881 Ethiopian Calendar, 3 April 1891 Gregorian Calendar – 15 February 1962) was the Empress consort of the Ethiopian Empire. She was the wife of Emperor Haile Selassie I. Empress Menen and Emperor Haile I were the parents of six children: Princess Tenagnework, Crown Prince Asfaw Wossen, Princess Tsehai, Princess Zenebework, Prince Makonnen, and Prince Sahle Selassie.  Menen Asfaw was born in Ambassel. She was the daughter of Asfaw, Jantirar of Ambassel and Woizero Sehin Michael. Her mother was the daughter of Negus Mikael of Wollo and her uncle was Emperor Iyasu V (Lij Iyasu).

FAMOUS AFRICAN LEADERS

ETHIOPIA
Emperor Haile Selassie I

A descendant of the oldest and longest line of royalty in recorded history, Ras Taffari, as the Emperor was known in his younger days, was born on July 23, 1892, in Harrar where he received his early training.

LIBYA
His Majesty King ldris I of the United Kingdom of Libya was born on March 13, 1890.

EGYPT
(formerly UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC)

President Gamal Abdel Nasser was born in January 1918 at Benimor in Upper Egypt. He was educated in Cairo, and after one year’s reading of Law at the University, he transferred to the military academy in 1937.

ALGERIA
Mr. Ben Bella, the symbol of Algerian Independence, hope and pride, was born 46 years ago, in Marnia near the Moroccan border. He is a tall athletic man, well known in those turbulent years, not only as a soccer player, but also as the hot shot captain of a local football team.

the founding fathers of 

The O.A.U.

In April 1963, the Imperial Ethiopian Government was able to present the biographies of the founding fathers in a book titled, “The African Summit Conference.”  Access a short biography by visiting their archive.

 

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A Synapse Reggae Revolution

A Synapse Reggae Revolution

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Video of DARC Tribute to the Ancestors 2014

Video of DARC Tribute to the Ancestors 2014

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Full Track & Field Scholarship Available through DARC

Full Track & Field Scholarship Available through DARC

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Tribute to Ras Seymour McLean The Book Liberator

Tribute to Ras Seymour McLean The Book Liberator

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