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Fetsum Berhane is an Ethiopian resident, economist researcher and a blogger on HornAffairs.

Battle of Adwa – Tigrayan Army uses Envelopment, Frontal Attack to Annihilate Italian Forces

Monday, February 27, 2017 @ 6:19 pm

(Infantry magazine – U.S. Army Infantry School) On 1 March 1896, in the vicinity of the Ethiopian town of Adwa, a local army led by Emperor Emmeye Menelik, also known as Menelik II, cut a colonialist Italian army to pieces. Historians consider the Battle of Adwa, culmination point of the Italo-Ethiopian War (1895-1896), to be one of the most important events in the world. In fact, it was [...]

Treaty | Convention of Awsa b/n Italy, Shoa and Sultan of Danakil – 1883

Monday, February 27, 2017 @ 4:25 am

[This convention was a declaration of friendship between the Kingdom of Italy and the supreme ruler of the Danakil, Sultan Mohamed Anfari. The agreement was based on the Asab Colony act of July 5, 1982 which mandated the government to achieve conventions of friendship and commerce with the Heads of the neighbouring regions of Asab. The Sultan of Danakil, the neighbouring region to the Italian [...]

Creation of Colony of Assab – 1882

Monday, February 27, 2017 @ 4:10 am

[This is a declaration by the Kingdom of Italy and its parliament regarding the transfer of the Assab area from Rubattino Company to the government of Italy and the creation of a colony on the area. This Act granted power to the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to enter into conventions of friendship and commerce with the “Sovereigns and Heads of the neighboring regions” and [...]

Treaty | Contracts of Assab and Ras Lumah 1869 and 1870

Monday, February 27, 2017 @ 4:05 am

[The contract of Assab was a contract for the sale of lands in the area known as Asab to Mr Joseph Sapeto of the Rubattino Company on November 15, 1869. The sellers, Hassan-ben-Ahmad and Ibrahim-ben-Ahmad, were brothers in charge of the area (Sultans) and agreed not to oppose for Europeans to come to inhabit the land. The contract was signed between the contractors Mr Joseph and his brothers [...]

ወገን ተከበናል?

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 @ 5:48 pm

የኦባማ ቅልስልስ አስተዳደር ከኢራን ጋር ያደረገው ስምምነት የብዙ አረብ አገራትን ቀልብ የገፈፈ ነበር። በዚህም የተነሳ ረስተውት የቆዩትን ጦራቸውን ማጠናከር እና በጓደኛ ብዛት መፎካከሩን ተያይዘውታል። ብዙዎቹ (ሚጢጢዎቹ) ሀገራት ሳይቀሩ [...]