Wednesday 12 July 2023

የጥቁር ድል አምባ - አድዋ - ADWA

An Army of Black Africans under the Leadership of Emperor Menelik II Decisively Defeated the Italians

In the late nineteenth century, when it seemed that all of Africa was destined to come under European colonial rule, Ethiopia succeeded in thwarting European conquest and preserving its own independence. 

The pivotal event in its resistance to Italian colonial was the Battle of Adwa, in which an army of black Africans under the leadership of Emperor Menelik decisively defeated the Italians. The Battle of Adwa, which marked the first time in the modern era that a non-European power had defeated a European power without the aid of a European ally, is considered one of the most important events in modern African history.

Source: The Battle of Adwa: African Victory in the Age of Empire, by Raymond Jonas

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