Ambassador Kemi Fadojutimi Honored American and Ethiopian Patriots Who Fought For Freeddom on May 5, 2017

May 6, 2017

Washington DC ( Little Ethiopia )- The Ethiopian Beauty queen Ruhama Zewde Hayle, Miss Ethiopia USA 2016-17 joined Little Ethiopia's ambassador Kemi Fadojutimi in honoring American and Ethiopian patriots who fought for Freedom for the black people of the world. African Americans fought in the American civil war and Ethiopians in the " Battle of Adwa in 1896 " and " Ethio-Abyssinian War of 1935-41. " Abyssinia is the ancient name of Ethiopia. Miazia 27 or Cinco de Mayo is a recognition of the Ethiopian patriots along with the patriotic and resilient people of Ethiopia who successfully defended Africa from completely failing in the hands of European imperialism as plotted to scramble Africa at the Berlin conference in 1884-84 by 15 European countries under.

The Ethiopian Queen ( left ) and Ambassador Fadojutimi Chatting after the Ceremony

The ambassador who left the US to Nigeria right after she placed the wreath infront of the African American Civil War Memorial in Washington DC ( which is also the sister city of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.) thanked Little Ethiopia for giving her the opportunity to honor the patriots of the veterans of the two continents. The Pan-African Victory Celebration  is a symbol of " FREEDOM " for Black people of the world who had made efforts to help Ethiopia while she was at war with the Italian fascists for 5 and half years. For instance 17,500 US citizens volunteered to fight side by side with Ethiopian soldiers but were denied by their government.

The 76th Anniversary commemoration highlights the strong Resistance made by the Ethiopian patriots against Italian fascism who were willing to kill the people and keep the resources of the country. They used chemical wars and bombs to kill hundreds of thousands of people. In just a span of 3 days February 19, 1937 General Rodolfo Graziani killed over 30,000 innocent people when an attempt to assassinate him failed.

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