Haile Selassie News

War drums in EAC, or a game of chess?

Museveni, in his 32nd year in power, second only to Ethiopia’s Emperor Haile Selassie in the wider East Africa, has an eye on his legacy.

The East African , Kenya Feb 17, 2019

Empowering the African Union

By Donald P. Kaberuka When the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) was founded in 1963, Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia, the bloc’s first president, issued a clarion call: “What we require is a single African organisation through which Africa’s single voice may be heard, within which Africa’s problems may be studied and resolved.

Daily Monitor , Uganda Feb 12, 2019

Kenyatta roots for closer ties among people of African descent

President Kenyatta’s father Jomo Kenyatta, Ghanaian founding President Kwame Nkrumah and Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie were some of the chief proponents of African unity that would help black people emerge from the years of torture and poverty.

Daily Nation , Kenya Feb 11, 2019

Ramaphosa concludes working visit to African Union

The AU immortalised the former emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie, best known as one of the founding fathers of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) in 1963, by unveiling a commemorative statue in recognition of his contribution to Africa’s liberation and unity.

IOL , South Africa Feb 11, 2019

Rastafarian 'god' gets African statue

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).

The Star , Kenya Feb 11, 2019

AU in united front against terrorism

Earlier, President Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta joined other leaders for the unveiling of the statue of former Emperor Haile Selassie outside the AU headquarters.

Daily Nation , Kenya Feb 10, 2019

PICS: Ramaphosa attends unveiling of former Ethiopian emperor statue

Pretoria - President Cyril Ramaphosa attended the unveiling ceremony of the statue of former Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie, organised by the African Union (AU) during the 32nd ordinary session of the assembly of heads of state and government at the AU new complex in Addis Ababa.

IOL , South Africa Feb 10, 2019

Kagame hands over AU chair to Sisi

The meeting got underway after a ceremony inaugurating a commemorative statue of the late Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie I at the AU headquarters, in honour of his role in the formation of the continental body.

Daily Nation , Kenya Feb 10, 2019

Rastafarian 'god' to get AU statue

The likeness of Haile Selassie is being given pride of place outside the $200 million building in recognition for his role in establishing its predecessor, the Organization of African Unity (OAU).

The East African , Kenya Feb 10, 2019

Rastafarian 'god' to get AU statue

The likeness of Haile Selassie is being given pride of place outside the $200 million (£154 million; Sh20 billion) building in recognition for his role in establishing its predecessor, the Organization of African Unity (OAU).

Daily Nation , Kenya Feb 10, 2019