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Selected Speeches Of His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie I



CHAPTER III

INTERAFRICA


Long before the wind of change started to waft over Africa with such telling effect, His Imperial Majesty had sown the seeds of African liberation. Ethiopia’s struggle against colonialism and aggression con­stitutes not only the first chapter in the history of Africa’s liberation, it was a beacon and a symbol to those who later joined the ranks of African freedom fighters.

His Majesty the Emperor has evinced his sustaining interest in Africa’s peace, progress and prosperity. In inter-African affairs he will go down as the father of the Organization of African Unity. For in both the convening of the historic Summit of 1963 and the signing of the OAU Charter he played a decisive role.

If Addis Ababa has become the Geneva of Africa, it is primarily because of His Imperial Majesty’s unflagging efforts to see that Africa prepares for and meets her rightful place within the councils of the world. These selected speeches tell the story.


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Emperor Haile Sellassie First Theocracy Reign
Order of the Nyahbinghi

February 8, 2017