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Women in traditional dress
The flags are out

January 6th 2007
Today, which is Christmas Eve in Ethiopia, the flags are out in Robe, the fountain is working and 3 strings of coloured lights are strung across the main road through town. This is only the third time that I have seen the fountain working - it is switched on for high days and holidays only. However, the celebrations are not for Christmas, apparently, but because the new Mada Walabu University an ... read more
Africa » Ethiopia » Oromia Region » Robe

Ethiopian Flag Unique among African countries, the ancient Ethiopian monarchy maintained its freedom from colonial rule, with the exception of the 1936-41 Italian occupation during World War II. In 1974 a military junta, the Derg, deposed Emperor Haile SELASSIE (wh... ... read more
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