Haile Selassie: Why the African Union put up a statue

Haile Selassie: Why the African Union put up a statue 1

A statue of Ethiopia’s last emperor has been unveiled outside the African Union’s headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The statue was unveiled at the opening of the annual Africa Union Summit The likeness of Haile Selassie is being given pride of place outside the $200m (£154m) building in recognition for his role in establishing its predecessor, the Organization of African Unity (OAU). But that might not be the first thing that springs to mind on hearing the name Haile Selassie. The name is perhaps more easily connected with Jamaican singer…

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