The remembrance of Adwa

This week Ethiopians celebrated 127th anniversary of victory of Adwa. They celebrated the victory with different kinds of events in all over the country and abroad.

The Adwa War, also known as the Battle of Adwa, was a military conflict that took place on March 1, 1896, between the Ethiopian Empire and the Kingdom of Italy. The war was fought in the town of Adwa, which is located in present-day Ethiopia.

At the time, Italy was attempting to expand its colonial empire in Africa and had established colonies in Eritrea and Somalia, which bordered Ethiopia. In 1895, Italy launched an invasion of Ethiopia, hoping to establish a protectorate over the country. The Ethiopian forces, led by Emperor Menelik II, mobilized to resist the invasion.

Despite being outnumbered and outgunned, the Ethiopian forces were able to defeat the Italian army, which had modern weapons and was supported by European powers. The battle was a significant victory for Ethiopia and marked the first time that an African country had successfully resisted a European colonial power.

The Adwa War had far-reaching consequences for Ethiopia and Africa as a whole. It inspired other African countries to resist European colonization and served as a symbol of African resistance and unity. It also cemented Ethiopia's status as an independent nation and established its reputation as a major power in Africa.

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