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* Please note that sources
for the chronology are
from various sources too
numerous to list.  Give
thanks for all  sources.  

JAH Bless!
Last updated: Oct. 3, 2019
Year
Month
Day
Event
1960
05
02
Reviewing Military Manoeuvres - May 02, 1960 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter_XIV)
1960
05
04
Koka Dam - Inauguration - May 04, 1960 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter_XIII)
1960
05
05
His Majesty's laws are essentially a honor code, they
teach morality and traditional values. All aspects of
society are defined including marriage, business rights,
land ownership and death. The Emperor said, "It is
essential that the law be clear and intelligible to each and
every citizen of Our Empire, so that he may without
difficulty ascertain what are his rights and duties in the
ordinary course of life, and this has been accomplished in
the Civil Code."

Source: Omar Tobijah ~ FB post ~ 1 Oct 2019
1960
05
12
Toast To King Hussein - May 12, 1960 (HIM ~ Selected_Speeches ~ Chapter_II-Part_3)
1960
06
15
Second Africa Conference ~ Jun. 15, 1960 (HIM ~ Selected_Speeches ~ Chapter_III)
1960
06
17
1960
07
17
Speech To The First Ethiopian Contingent To The Congo - Jul. 17, 1960 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter_III)
1960
07
23
Agricultural Development Centre In Awassa - Jul. 23, 1960 (HIM ~ Selected_Speeches ~ Chapter_VIII)
1960
09
13
Re-Union Anniversary - Sep. 13, 1960 (HIM ~ Selected_Speeches ~ Chapter_IV)
1960
10
02
Unveiling Ras Makonnen's Monument - Oct. 02, 1960 (HIM ~ Selected_Speeches-Chapter_XV)
1960
10
03
Speech To The Harar Military Academy - Oct. 03, 1960 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter_XIV)
1960
11
02
Collective Security - Nov. 02, 1960 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter_V)
1960
11
02
United Nations And Disarmament - Nov. 02, 1960 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter_V)
1960
11
02
Agriculture Basis Of Economy - Nov. 02, 1960 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter_VIII)
1960
11
02
Foreign Capital Participation - Nov. 02, 1960 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter_IX)
1960
11
02
Elements of Industrialization - Nov. 02, 1960 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter_X)
1960
11
02
Communications ~ Nov. 02, 1960 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter_XII)
1960
11
02
Development - Nov. 02, 1960 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter_XII)
1960
11
02
Public Health - Nov. 02, 1960 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter_XI)
1960
11
10
Freedom - Somalia Seminar - Nov. 10, 1960 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter_III)
1960
11
29
Inter Region Sanitation Seminar - Nov. 29, 1960 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter_III)
1960
12
07
Reply To President Tubman's Toast - Dec. 07, 1960 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter_III)
1960
12
14
Message To Women's Seminar - Dec. 14, 1960 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter_III)
1960
12
 
Attempted coup using Prince Asfa Wossen as authority figure-head who was under duress by the
military.
(London, Dec 14, 1960)Crown Prince Asfa Wassan, eldest son of Emperor Haile Selassie of
Ethiopia, has taken over leadership of the African nation in a swift coup to end “3000 years of
injustice,”Radio Addis Ababa reported yesterday[Dec, 13].The 44-year-old crown prince said,
the government was in the full control of himself backed by the army and police.Emperor
Selassie, the “Conquering Lion of Judah,” traces his ancestry to King Solomon and the Queen of
Sheba.In Sao Paulo, Brazil, where the emperor is visiting, the tiny monarch said he had reports
from the Ethiopian capital that “the situation is normal.
:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
(Washington, Dec 24)The coup in Ethiopia last Thursday which reportedly ousted Emperor
Haile Selassie and turned the reins of government over to his son, Crown-Prince Asfa-Wossen,
appeared this week to have ended in failure with the return of the Emperor from Brazil later in
the week, where he was on a state-visit when the coup was reported. Although the news from
the nation’s capitol city of Addis Ababa was still sketchy this week, this much appeared true.
Upon the return of his father the Crown-Prince renounced the coup, charging his action was
forced, and swore continuing loyalty to the Emperor. There were reports following the coup that
in inhuman massacre had broken out and that there were bloody battles in the streets of the
nation’s capitol city. The return of the Emperor was reportedly greeted by throngs of thousands
of his subjects who proclaimed anew their loyalty everywhere he appeared. At the beginning: of
this week this much was certain. The coup had failed,and Haile Selassie, “King of Kings”, “The
Lion of Judah”, direct descendant of King Solomon was still Emperor and ruler of Ethiopia.

(both articles are found on)
Page 1
Jackson Avocate,
Jackson, Mississippi, Saterday, December 24, 1960
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Ten minutes later, a jeep with a mounted machine gun appeared, followed by an armored car.
They were Imperial Bodyguard soldiers, wearing grim expressions and also combat helmets in
place of their usual pith helmets. Camouflage fatigues and ammo belts had replaced the regular
olive-green drill. A voice came over a loudspeaker mounted on the armored truck: “People.
Remain calm. His Majesty Crown Prince Asfa Wossen has taken over the government. He will be
making an announcement at noon today. Listen to Radio AddisAbaba at noon. Radio Addis at
noon. People. Remain calm . . .” I wandered away from the gate and drifted over to the hospital.
W. W. Gonad was sitting in the breezeway outside the blood bank, a transistor radio on his lap,
and nurses and probationers sitting close to him.He looked excited, happy.

At noon in our bungalow we gathered around the Grundig and Rosina’s transistor radio, one
tuned to the BBC and the second to Radio Addis Ababa. Almaz stood to oneside; Genet shared a
chair with me. Hema took the clock down from the mantelpiece and wound it; the unguarded
expression on her face showed the depth of her anxiety.Matron seemed the least concerned,
blowing on a cup of dark coffee, smiling at me. A faceless, stentorian English voice said, “This is
the BBC World Service.” At last, the announcer moved from a coal strike in Britain to what
interested us. “Reports from Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, indicate that a bloodless coup
has taken place while Emperor Haile Selassie was away on a state visit to Liberia. The Emperor
has cut short his visit and abandoned his plans for a state visit to Brazil.” “Coup” was a new word
for me. It implied something ancient and elegant, and yet the adjective “bloodless” implied that
there had to be a “bloody” variety........Well after noon, and long after the BBC broadcast, the
martial music on Radio Addis Ababa ceased and, with arustle of papers, a stuttering Crown
Prince Asfa Wossen came on the air. What little I had seen of the portly, pale eldest son in the
newspaper and in the flesh suggested a man who might scream at the sight of a mouse; he
lacked the Emperor’s charisma and bearing. The Crown Prince read a statement—and it was
clear he was reading—in the high Amharic of officialdom, difficult for anyone but Almaz and
Gebrew to understand. When he was done, Almaz left the dining room, upset. Minutes later—
how did they do this?—the BBC aired a translation.“The people of Ethiopia have waited for the
day when poverty and backwardness would cease to be, but nothing has been achieved . . .” The
Crown Prince said his father had failed the country. It was time for new leadership. A new day
was dawning. Long live Ethiopia.“Those are General Mebratu’s[ Mengistu's] words,” Ghosh said.
“More like his brother’s,” Hema said.“They must have a gun to the Crown Prince’s head,” Matron
said. “I don’t hear any conviction in his voice.”“Well, then he should’ve refused to read it,” I said.
Everyone turned to look at me. Even Shiva lifted his head up from the book he was reading. “He
should say,‘No, I won’t read it. I would rather die than betray my father.’ ” “Marion’s right,”
Matron said, at last. “It doesn’t say much about the Crown Prince’s character.”“It’s just a ploy,
using the Crown Prince,” Ghosh said.“They don’t want to dump the monarchy right away.They
want the public to get used to the idea of a change.Did you see how upset Almaz is at the idea of
someone deposing the Emperor?”

Cutting for Stone(A Novel)
By Abraham Verghes

Source:
The December revolt (1960 Attempted Coup), as it
became known, was the first direct challenge Haile
Selassie had faced in his thirty years of rule.

The fact that the revolt came from his trusted
bodyguard added a painful element.More painful
and a shock to the emperor was the involvement of
his trusted Workneh, whom he loved like a son. The
crown prince’s speech, which was greeted by almost
everyone with confusion and suspicion, did not
seem to surprise his father, who forgave him
instantly when the prince lay prostrate at his father’
s feet asking for forgiveness. The emperor knew
that his son was being used as a puppet and had
neither the courage nor the moral fiber to be
martyred rather than betray his father. So he
forgave him with a wry smile on his lips.....

Source:  Excerpt from Emperor Haile Selassie by
Bereket Habte Selassie ~
Haile Iyesus‎Atse Haile
Selassie FB Post ~ 04-16-2018
1961
 
 
Empress Menen passes
1961
   
Someone posted a picture of the late Rastafari elder
Mortimer Planno. I don't remember who posted the
picture. But this is the picture that I said I had on
that post. This is the 1961 fact finding delegation of
Jamaican Rastafarians meeting Janhoy at Jubilee
Palace in Addis Ababa Ethiopia Africa to discuss
repatriation!!!!!" Note that at that time still they did
not wear dreadlocks!!!! Seen in this picture are
Rastas Alvaranga, Mack & Planno the 3 Rastas in
thedelegation & there were also 3 other non-rastas
in the same delegation too.

Source: Ali Jackson ~ FB post ~ 4 May 2020
    1961 visit to Ethiopia

After repeated harassment by the authorities and ostracism by the Christian public, Planno and his
colleagues approached the University College of the West Indies to request an official study of the
Rastafari movement, in an effort to establish a better relationship with the wider Jamaican society.
The in-depth study led to Planno and two other prominent Rastas' being sent on a "fact-finding
mission" to Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and other African countries in 1961. During the trip, Planno
met Haile Selassie in person in Ethiopia.

The Jamaican government had decided to send a delegation of both officials and Rastafari leaders to
Addis Ababa to meet Emperor Haile Selassie. Planno, Douglas Aiken Mack, and Fillmore Alvaranga
were the three in the Rasta delegation. Their Minority Report of the mission differs in several
significant aspects from that of the non Rastafarian delegates, e.g.: 16 April 1961:

"Later in the afternoon the Rases were invited to visit His Holiness Abuna Basilios, the Archbishop of
the Ethiopian Orthodox Church at his residence. The other delegates came along too. We discussed
H.I.M. Emperor Haile Selassie, being the returned Messiah. His Holiness the Abuna told us at the
conclusion of the discussion that the Bible can be interpreted that way. We had tea and honey with
him."

21 April 1961: "The Mission was granted audience with H.I.M. Emperor Haile Selassie I at the Imperial
Palace, Addis-Ababa. We were introduced to H.I.M., by the Minister of the Imperial Guard. Emperor
Haile Selassie I welcomed the delegation warmly. Speaking Amharic which was interpreted by the
Minister of the Imperial Guard, H.I.M. told us that he knew the black people of the West and
particularly Jamaica were blood brothers to the Ethiopians and he knew that slaves were sent from
Ethiopia to Jamaica. He said we should send the right people. The Emperor said Ethiopia was large
enough to hold all the people of Afrikan descent living outside Afrika and he would send a delegation
to the West Indies. Dr. Leslie told H.I.M. that Jamaica had plenty of sugar cane factories making sugar
and rum. H.I.M. replied that in Ethiopia there was a refinery making sugar but not rum. H.I.M. thanked
the delegation and presented each of us with a gold medal."
"All the rest of the delegation left His presence
except the three Rastafarian Brethren (Bros. Fil,
Mack, Planno, as we had presents for H.I.M.).
Alvaranga presented H.I.M. with a wood-carved
map of Afrika with a portrait of the Emperor on
one side of the wooden case. The Emperor then
spoke in English for the first time to us. He said,
“That’s Afrika. Is it from the Rastafari Brethren?”
(That showed that he knew us before). We said
“Yes”. Brother Mack presented photographs of
the Rastafari Brethren in Jamaica. H.I.M. said
again in English, “Photographs; thank you”. Mack
also gave H.I.M. a painting of Errol Flynn’s island
in Jamaica (i.e. Navy Island, off the mainland of
Port Antonio). Brother Planno gave H.I.M. a
woven scarf in red, gold and green. H.I.M. said “Is
it you that wove it”. He said “Yes”. He said
“Thank you again”. We also gave H.I.M. a
photograph of a widow and six children—her
husband, a Rastafari Brethren, was shot and
killed by the Police in Jamaica. H.I.M. asked us to
who was taking care of them now. We told H.I.M.
that we took the case to Jamaica’s Premier but
left the island before it was settled. The Emperor
said that he would do what he could to help. We
then took leave."
The full story of the 1961 Jamaican delegation in
Ethiopia is told in Dr. Giulia Bonacci's book
Exodus, Heirs and Pioneers, Rastafari Return to
Ethiopia (University of the West Indies Press,
2015).

Ras Dread Selassie I
Source: Ras Dread Selassie ~ FB post ~ 17 July 2020
1961
01
05
Receives "Carver Award" - Jan. 05, 1961 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter_XV)
1961
02
06
Opens Africa Hall - Feb. 06, 1961 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter_III)
1961
04
14
Public Officials Called To Responsibilities - Apr. 14, 1961 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter_VI)
Haile IyesusAtse Haile Selassie ~ 16 August 2020

TEACHINGS OF HIS IMPERIAL MAJESTY...We ask you today, you ministers and officials of the Imperial Ethiopian
Government, to cast yourselves back in time to that day, over thirty years ago, when the Crown of the Empire of
Ethiopia was placed upon Our head and We assumed the sacred duty of guiding Our beloved country along the
path of progress and enlightenment and of amalgamating Ethiopia's traditions and customs with the demands of
the modern world. What was Ethiopia at that time? A country still largely isolated from the outside world in spite
of her glorious past and ancient civilization, a country subjected to colonialist and imperialist pressures, a
country subjected to colonialist and imperialist pressures, a country without a modern system of government, a
country without significant external trade. Apr. 14, 1961
1961
05
03
Intelligence provided to
JFK regarding the
government of Ethiopia.
1961
07
14
Building College - Graduation - Jul. 14, 1961 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter_I-Part_1)
1961
07
23
The Revised Amharic Bible - Jul. 23, 1961 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter_XV)
1961
08
24
Addressing Judges On Justice And The Law - Aug. 24, 1961 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter_VI)
1961
09
03
Addressess Belgrade Conference - Sep. 03, 1961 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter_II-Part_4)
1961
09
18
Condolence Upon The Death Of Dag Hammarskjoeld - Sep. 18, 1961 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter_XVII)
1961
11
02
Speech On Far-Reaching Administrative Reforms - Nov. 02, 1961 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter_VI)
1961
11
02
Modern Ethiopianism - Nov. 02, 1961 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter_VII)
1961
11
02
Agriculture And Land Reforms - Nov. 02, 1961 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter_VIII)
1961
11
08
Dedication of Prince Makonnen Hospital - Nov. 08, 1961 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter_XI)
1961
11
23
Lays Cornerstone of Police Hospital - Nov. 23, 1961 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter_XI)
1961
12
03
The Assab Port - Inauguration - Dec. 03, 1961 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter_XII)
1961
12
19
Convocation Of Haile Selassie I University - Dec. 19, 1961 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter_I-Part_1)
1962
01
26
Speech To The Lagos Summit Meeting - Jan. 26, 1962 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter_III)
1962
02
02
Speech To The P.A.F.M.E.C.A. Conference - Feb. 02, 1962 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter_III)
1962
02
15
Passing Of Empress Menen - Feb. 15, 1962
Empress Menen Asfaw (Baptismal Name: Wolete Giorgis, which translates to Daughter of Saint George)

On this day, February 15, 1962 wife of Emperor Haile Selassie I, Empress Menen Asfaw, left this world.

His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie, then Governor of Harar in His twentieth year said this of Empress
Menen, "...Her character is such that, apart from goodness, there is no evil or malice in her. Ever since, we were
married, we lived together, by virtue of her being fertile, in one family joy, as well as sadness..."

Empress Menen was born on 3rd April 1891(25th Megabit 1883) in the Egua village of the Ambassel region
of the Wollo province. She was baptised Wolete Giorgis in the St. Delba Giorgis Church. Her name Menen was
given for the most beautiful respected ladies. Woizero Menen was the granddaughter of Negus (King)
Mikael from the Wollo province. Her father was Jantirar Asfaw and her mother was Woizero Sehin, daughter of
Negus Mikael. Empress Menen was known to be kind, compassionate and devoutly God fearing. She knew her
native language of Amharic and was a well read and skilful writer,having gained various acadamic qualifications
including home economics and spinning - an Ethiopian tradition.

Empress Menen was active in promoting women's issues in Ethiopia. She was Patroness of the Ethiopian Red
Cross and the Ethiopian Women's charitable Organization. She was also patroness of the Jerusalem Society that
arranged pilgrimages to the Holy Land. She founded the Empress Menen School for girls in Addis Ababa, the first
all-girls school which had both boarding and day students.Girls from all over the Empire were brought to the
school to receive a modern education,encouraged by the Empress who visited it often and presided over its
Graduation ceremonies. The Empress gave generously,as well as sponsored programs for the poor, ill, and
disabled.

She was also a devoutly religious woman, a "God fearing Empress" who did so much to support the Ethiopian
Orthodox Tewahedo Church. She built, renovated and endowed numerous Churches in Ethiopia and in the Holy
Land.Prominent among there are the St.Raguel Church in Addis Ababa's Merkato District,the Kidane Mehret (Our
Lady Covenant of Mercy) Church on mount Entonto,and the Holy Trinity Monastery on the banks of the river
Jordan in the Holy Land. She gave generously from her personal funds towards the building of the new Cathedral
of St. Mary of Zion at Axum, but didn't to see it completed and dedicated.

When the Empress was exiled from Ethiopia during the Italian occupation from 1936 to 1941,she made a pledge
to the Virgin Mary at the Church of the nativity in Bethlehem promising to give her crown to the Church if
Ethiopia were liberated from occupation .The Empress made numerous pigrimages to the Holy sites in then
British ruled Palestine,in Syria and in Lebanon, during her exile to pray for her occupied homeland.Following the
return of the Emperor Haile Selassie and his family to Ethiopia in 1941, a replica of the crown was made for the
future Empresses,but the original crown that the Empress Menen was crowned with at her husband's side in
1930 was sent to the Church of the nativity in Bethlehem. Empress Menen, although often seen wearing a Tiara
at public events that called for it,would never again wear a full crown.

Empress Menen performed perfectly in the role of Empress consort. In her public role she combined religious
piety, concern for social causes, and support for development schemes with the Majesty of her Imperial status.

Outwardly she was the dutiful wife,visiting schools, Churches, exhibitions and model farms, attending
public state events at her husband's side or by herself. She took no public stand on political or policy issues.

May the Almighty God bless her memory eternal. ��������������

(Below is an official text about her from the Ministry of Information, published in the booklet for her funeral.)

Source: Tsega Tekle Haimanot ~ FB post ~ 15 Feb 2020
1962
03
28
Visit To Indo-Ethiopian Textile Factory - Mar. 28, 1962 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter_X)
1962
06
11
Opens German Cultural Institute - Jun. 11, 1962 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter_XV)
1962
06
17
Receiving "H.M.S. Ethiopia" - Jun. 17, 1962 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter_XII)
1962
06
27
Visit To Eritrea - Jun. 27, 1962 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter_VII)
1962
07
12
Haile_Selassie_I University - 1st Graduation Exercises - Jul. 12, 1962 (HIM ~-Selected Speeches ~
Chapter_I-Part_1)
1962
07
17
Cornerstone Of Bole International Airport - Jul. 17, 1962 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter_XII)
1962
09
23
Airmen Contribute To Country's Self-Defence - Sep. 12, 1961 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter_I-Part_2)
1962
10
14
Plans For Economic Development - Oct. 14, 1962 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter_IX)
1962
10
15
Teacher Training - Oct. 15, 1962 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter_I-Part_3)
1962
10
25
lVisit To Awassa - Oct. 25, 1962
1962
11
01
15th Anniversary Of Dejazmatch Balcha Hospital - Nov. 01, 1962 (HIM ~ Selected_Speeches-Chapter_XI)
1962
11
02
Labour Laws - Nov. 02, 1962 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter_VI)
1962
11
02
Plans For Economic Development - Second 5-Year Plan - Nov. 02, 1962 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter_IX)
1962
11
10
Shoa Sugar Factory - Inauguration - Nov. 10, 1962 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter_X)
1962
11
15
Emperor Haile Selassie I abolishes the federation of Eritrea and Ethiopia and establishes Eritrea as an Ethiopian
province
From History: - Did you know that Meskerem 1 was also
celebrated during Emperor Haile Selassie's and Derg Eras
as the day that Eritrea was united with it's mother
Ethiopia ? It was called " መስከረም ፩ ቀን የዘበን መለወጫ
በዓልና ፡ ኤርትራ ከናት ሃገርዋ ኢትዮጵያ ጋር የተወሃደችበት ቀን"

Picture: Emperor Haile Selassie cutting a symbolic ribbon
on the river Mereb when he entered ERITREA.

For those of you who would like to read more about the
Union of Ethiopia and Eritrea I recommend one of the
best books on the subject by Prof. Tekeste Negash. Title:
Ethiopia and Eritrea, the Federal Experience 1997
Uppsala.

Here is the link to the Electronic version.
http://www.harep.org/ifaapr/FULLTEXT01.pdf

Source:  Abebe Haregewoin ~ FB post ~ 1 Oct 2019
1962
11
16
Accepting Eritrean Assembly Decision For Administration Union - Nov. 16, 1962 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~
Chapter_VII)
1962
11
18
Unveiling Monument To Abuna Petros - Nov. 18, 1962 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter_XVI)
1962
11
18
Dedication Of Debre Libanos Church - Nov. 18, 1962
Dedicating Debre Libanos Church
November 18, 1962

The Lion of Judah has Prevailed
Haile Selassie I, Elect of God
King of Kings of Ethiopia

When two years ago We laid in this monastery of Saint
Tekle Haimanot the cornerstone for this church, We had
expressed the hope that it will be God's will to enable us
to witness its execution. Thus the Almighty who can
accomplish everything and grant all that is asked of Him
has enabled us to see the completion of the work. How
can We pay Our gratitude to God but by thanking Him?

It is authentic that the Ethiopian Saint Tekle Haimanot
was Christ's disciple whom, by observing St. Paul's
remark, "who shall separate Us from the love of Christ?
afflication or anguish or persecution or hunger or
nakedness ..... ?", fulfilled his divine duties, made and
rendered several sacrifices and services. Many are the
monasteries that owe their existence to him, and
innumerable are those who were taught by his disciples.
Because of the services rendered by him and holy people
like him at a time when Ethiopia was gravely threatened
with heathenish and Islamic engulfing, this country came
to be known as an Island of Christianity.

Taking advantage of this occasion, We would like to
advise Ethiopian bishops and church educators to follow
Saint Tekle Haimanot's example, dedicate themselves to
this great ideal and save no effort in working and making
others work for the propagation of the Christian faith. A
brother cannot be of more valuable service to his brother
than in this.

We, too, had prayed to God to enable us to build this
church along modern lines. We truly thank the Almighty
for hearing Our prayer and fulfilling Our dream.

We sincerely thank the board to which, under Our
spiritual father His Holiness Abuna Basilios and Our
beloved son Crown Prince Merid Azmatch Asfaw Wossen
as President, We had entrusted the task of supervising
and executing the work, and which has accordingly
carried out its task successfully, We further leave the
responsibility of assuring the future upkeep and
maintenance of the Church to the President and members
of the Board.

We pray that the Almighty bestow His blessing and divine
grace on all those who are assembled in this monastery
in the name of the Saint.
1962
12
04
Receiving Boeing Jets - Dec. 04, 1962 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter_XII)
1963
   
Ethiopia: The Lion and The Cross ~ Part II
Source: Tsega Tekle Haimanot ~ FB Post 02-17-2019
1963
01
10
Self-Help In Education - Jan. 10, 1963
1963
01
18
Development Reforms - Eritrea - Jan. 18, 1963
1963
01
21
Speech To Navel Cadets - Jan. 21, 1963
1963
02
20
Speech On The "Freedom From Hunger" Campaign - Feb. 20, 1963
1963
04
19
Burial Of The Congo Casualties - Apr. 19, 1963
1963
05
16
Forecast: Organization African Unity (O.A.U.) Summit - President
1963
05
16
Tubman Of Liberia Receives Honorary Degree - May 16, 1963
1963
05
22
His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I of
Ethiopia greets Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana at Addis
Ababa Airport in Ethiopia.
1963
05
25
A Call To African Leaders - 1963 Summit - May 25, 1963
Today, Africa has emerged from this dark passage. Our Armageddon is past. Africa has been reborn as a free
continent and Africans have been reborn as free men. The blood that was shed and the sufferings that were
endured are today Africa’s advocates for freedom and unity. Those who refuse to accept the judgment passed by
colonialists will be remembered and respected wherever Africans meet, in the dark hours of political, economic
and spiritual domination. Most of them will never stop on this continent. Others were born and died here. What
we are saying today may add a little bit to the bravery of those who demonstrate the value of freedom and
human dignity and the value of life without them. Their deeds are recorded in history.
May 25th, 1963.

Source: Reginald Cunnings ~ 13 August 2020
A blessed speech of H.I.M Jah Rastafari on Africa's emerge from a personal Armageddon, translated from Amharic
by I self...
1963
05
25
As the founding member, Emperor Haile Selassie I
spearheaded the establishment of the Organization of
African Unity (O.A.U.) headquarted in Addis Ababa,
Ethiopia and served as the 1st & 5th Chairperson.
African Union Petition to Build Statue of His Majesty
Emperor Haile Selassie I Center at Front of AU Building
1963
05
25
Organisation of African Unity

The Organisation of African Unity was established on 25 May 1963 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with 32 signatory
governments. It was disbanded on 9 July 2002 by its last chairperson, South African President Thabo Mbeki, and
replaced by the African Union (AU).

The OAU had the following primary aims:

To co-ordinate and intensify the co-operation of African states in order to achieve a better life for the people of
Africa. To defend the sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence of African states. The OAU was also
dedicated to the eradication of all forms of colonialism and white minority rule as, when it was established, there
were several states that had not yet won their independence or were white minority-ruled. South Africa and
Angola were two such countries. The OAU proposed two ways of ridding the continent of colonialism and white
minority rule. Firstly, it would defend the interests of independent countries and help to pursue the
independence those of still-colonised ones. Secondly, it would remain neutral in terms of world affairs,
preventing its members from being controlled once more by outside powers.

A Liberation Committee was established to aid independence movements and look after the interests of already-
independent states. The OAU also aimed to stay neutral in terms of global politics, which would prevent them
from being controlled once more by outside forces – an especial danger with the Cold War.

The OAU had other aims, too:

Ensure that all Africans enjoyed human rights. Raise the living standards of all Africans. Settle arguments and
disputes between members – not through fighting but rather peaceful and diplomatic negotiation.

Soon after achieving independence, a number of African states expressed a growing desire for more unity within
the continent. Not everyone was agreed on how this unity could be achieved, however, and two opinionated
groups emerged in this respect:

The Casablanca bloc, led by Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana, wanted a federation of all African countries. Aside from
Ghana, it comprised also Algeria, Guinea, Morocco, Egypt, Mali and Libya. Founded in 1961, its members were
described as "progressive states".The Monrovian bloc, led by Senghor of Senegal, felt that unity should be
achieved gradually, through economic cooperation. It did not support the notion of a political federation. Its
other members were Nigeria, Liberia, Ethiopia and most of the former French colonies.

Some of the initial discussions took place at Sanniquellie, Liberia. The dispute was eventually resolved when
Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie Iinvited the two groups to Addis Ababa, where the OAU and its headquarters
were subsequently established. The Charter of the Organisation was signed by 32 independent African states.

At the time of the OAU's disbanding, 53 out of the 54 African states were members; Morocco left on 12 November
1984 following the admission of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic as the government of Western Sahara in
1982.

The organisation was widely derided as a bureaucratic "talking shop" with little power. It struggled to enforce its
decisions, and its lack of armed force made intervention exceedingly difficult. Civil wars in Nigeria and Angola
continued unabated for years, and the OAU could do nothing to stop them.

The policy of non-interference in the affairs of member states also limited the effectiveness of the OAU. Thus,
when human rights were violated, as in Uganda under Idi Amin in the 1970s, the OAU was powerless to stop
them.

The Organisation was praised by Ghanaian former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan for bringing
Africans together. Nevertheless, in its 39 years of existence, critics argue that the OAU did little to protect the
rights and liberties of African citizens from their own political leaders, often dubbing it as a "Dictators' Club" or
"Dictator's Trade Union".

The OAU was, however, successful in some respects. Many of its members were members of the UN, too, and
they stood together within the latter organisation to safeguard African interests – especially in respect of
lingering colonialism. Its pursuit of African unity, therefore, was in some ways successful.

Total unity was difficult to achieve, however, as the OAU was largely divided. The former French colonies, still
dependent on France, had formed the Monrovia Group, and there was a further split between those that
supported the United States and those that supported the USSR in the Cold War of ideologies. The pro-Socialist
faction was led by Kwame Nkrumah, while Félix Houphouët-Boigny of the Ivory Coast led the pro-capitalists.
Because of these divisions, it was difficult for the OAU to take action against states involved in internal conflicts
because it could rarely reach an agreement on what was to be done.

The OAU did play a pivotal role in eradicating colonialism and white minority rule in Africa. It gave weapons,
training and military bases to rebel groups fighting white minority and colonial rule. Groups such as the ANC and
PAC, fighting apartheid, and ZANUand ZAPU, fighting to topple the government of Rhodesia, were aided in their
endeavours by the OAU. African harbours were closed to the South African government, and South African
aircraft were prohibited from flying over the rest of the continent. The UN was convinced by the OAU to expel
South Africa from bodies such as the World Health Organisation.

The OAU also worked with the UN to ease refugee problems. It set up the African Development Bank for
economic projects intended to make Africa financially stronger. Although all African countries eventually won
their independence, it remained difficult for them to become totally independent of their former colonisers.
There was often continued reliance on the former colonial powers for economic aid, which often came with
strings attached: loans had to be paid back at high interest-rates, and goods had to be sold to the aiders at low
rates.

The USA and USSR intervened in post-colonial Africa in pursuit of their own objectives. Help was sometimes
provided in the form of technology and aid-workers. Despite the fight to keep "Westerners" (Colonialists) out of
African affairs, the OAU has failed to achieve to meet goals set up to advocate African affairs. The Organisation
still heavily depends on Western help (Military and Economic) to intervene in African affairs despite African
leaders displeasure dealing with the international community especially Western Countries.

Source: Tsega Tekle Haimanot ~ FB post ~ 25 May 2020
Tsega Tekle Haimanot ~ FB post ~ 25 May 2020

"There are those who claim that African unity is
impossible, that the forces that pull Us, some in this
direction, others in that, are too strong to be overcome.
Around Us, there is no lack of doubt and pessimism, no
absence of critics and criticism. These speak of Africa, of
Africa's future and of her position in the Twentieth
Century in sepulchral tones. They predict dissension and
disintegration among Africans and internecine strife and
chaos on Our continent. Let Us confound these and, by
Our deeds, disperse them in confusion. There are others
whose hopes for Africa are bright, who stand with faces
upturned in wonder and awe at the creation of a new and
happier life, who have dedicated themselves to its
realization and are spurred on by the example of their
brothers to whom they owe the achievements of Africa's
past. Let Us reward their trust and merit their approval." -
Girmawi Qedamawi Haile Selassie (His Imperial Majesty
Emperor Haile Selassie I)
1963
06
11
New Bahr Dar Technical High School - Inauguration - Jun. 11, 1963
1963
07
02
Haile Iyesus ~ Atse Haile Selassie ~ 20 October 2020

TEACHINGS OF HIS IMPERIAL MAJESTY...In general, a man who knows from whence he comes and where he is
going will co-operate with his fellow human beings. He will not be satisfied with merely doing his ordinary duties
but will inspire others by his good example. You are being watched by the nation and you should realize that you
will satisfy it if you do good; but if, on the contrary, you do evil, it will lose its hope and its confidence in you.
Though life is short, one should live and act in such a way that his achievements will bring him and his country a
good name forever. If he does not use his training for worthy ends, he will be an enemy to himself and an
obstacle to others. He will, indeed, be sick while supposedly healthy and dead while still alive. Simply watching
other people's achievements is a characteristic of the lazy man. July 2, 1963
Haile Iyesus ~ 3 November 2017

TEACHINGS OF HIS IMPERIAL MAJESTY... Records of the past reveal the great achievements of our forefathers. It
is up to us to try to emulate them, for they will be standing in judgement of us. May the Almighty make your
future clear and challenging. July 2, 1963
1963
09
23
Laying Cornerstone, Arts Building - Sep. 23, 1963
1963
10
01
President J.F.K. at Union Station, NY, welcoming His
I
mperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I durning 2nd
State
Visit to the United States of America
President John F. Kennedy shakes hands with
Emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie I, upon the
Emperor’s arrival via train at Union Station in
Washington, D.C. Left to right: unidentified
Ethiopian military official; U.S. Chief of Protocol,
Angier Biddle Duke; Imru Haile Selassie (in back),
second cousin of Emperor Selassie; Princess Hirut
“Ruth” Desta, granddaughter of Emperor Selassie;
First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy (partially hidden);
Emperor Selassie; President Kennedy; Naval Aide to
the President, Captain Tazewell Shepard; U.S. Under
Secretary of State, George Ball
Amharic Bible, gift to J.F. Kennedy from
Haile Selassie I
(1963 Visit)
Gift of His Majesty to President Kennedy, 1963 Visit

Bible with a leather cover and vellum pages. Bible is
written in Ge'ez, the liturgical language of the Ethiopian
Orthodox Church and the medium of traditional Ethiopian
learning and scholarship.

Source: Tekle Selassie's FB Post 15 Jul 2019
"Touching Liberty"

In October 1963, Haile Selassie, Emperor of Ethiopia
(1930-1974), made an official state visit to the United
States to meet with President Kennedy to discuss
important and pertinent issues such as U.S. aid to
Ethiopia, the effect of Soviet-U.S. relations on Ethiopia
and other African nations, and the sticky situation of U.
S. arms being sold to Somalia, Ethiopia’s neighbor and
sometimes opponent. Before getting down to
business with Kennedy in Washington however,
Selassie made a stop in Philadelphia. Flying directly
from Geneva in a United States Air Force jet, Selassie
and his entourage were greeted at Philadelphia
International Airport by Mayor James Tate, numerous
other city officials, a 21-gun salute, and a “bevy of
brass” (the police and firemen’s band) which played
both the American and Ethiopian national anthems.
The first stop in Philadelphia was of course to one of
America's most iconic symbols, the Liberty Bell, which
at that time was still housed in Independence Hall.

Source: Tsega Tekle Haimanot ~ FB post ~ 21 Sep 2019
1963
10
04
Emperor Haile Selassie I and UN Secretary U Thant
(picture)
1963
10
06
Address To The United Nations - Oct. 06, 1963
We must look, first, to Almighty GOD, Who has raised
man above the animals and endowed him with
intelligence and reason. We must put our faith in Him,
that He will not desert us or permit us to destroy
humanity which He created in His image. And we must
look into ourselves, into the depth of our souls. We must
become something we have never been and for which our
education and experience and environment have
ill-prepared us. We must become bigger than we have
been: more courageous, greater in spirit, larger in
outlook. We must become members of a new race,
overcoming petty prejudice, owing our ultimate
allegiance not to nations but to our fellow men within the
human community.

Address to UN Oct. 6, 1963
The stake of each one of us is identical - life or death. We all wish to live. We all seek a world in which men are
freed of the burdens of ignorance, poverty, hunger and disease...The problems which confront us today are,
equally, unprecedented. They have no counterparts in human experience. Men search the pages of history for
solutions, for precedents, but there are none.

This, then, is the ultimate challenge. Where are we to look for our survival, for the answers to the questions
which have never before been posed?

We must look, first, to Almighty God, Who has raised man above the animals and endowed him with intelligence
and reason. We must put our faith in Him, that He will not desert us or permit us to destroy humanity which He
created in His image.HIM speech to the UN 1963

Source: Church Haile Selassie I ~ FB post ~ 5 Apr 2020
1963
10
29
This is another contribution of Emperor Haile Selassie,
1963 Morocco Algeria War.Thank you King of Kings and
the Lion of Judah

The Sand War or Sands War (Arabic: حرب الرمال‎ ḥarb ar-
rimāl) was a border conflict between Algeria
and Morocco in October 1963. Three factors contributed
to the outbreak of this conflict: the absence of a precise
delineation of the border between Algeria and Morocco,
the discovery of important mineral resources in the
disputed area, and the Moroccan irredentism fueled by
the Greater Morocco[8] ideology of the Istiqlal Party and
Allal al-Fass.  On October 29, Hassan and Ben Bella met to
negotiate in Bamako, Mali, joined by Emperor Selassie
and Mali's President Modibo Keïta.[40] After the four
leaders met alone on October 30, a truce was declared.

Thank you for a lovely historical truth written by
Marcerou Alain

Source: Mel Tewahade ~ FB post ~ 17 Dec 2019
1963
11
21
Encouraging Agriculture - Nov. 21, 1963
1963
11
21
Improved Communications - Nov. 21, 1963
1963
11
23
Upon The Death Of President Kennedy - Nov. 23, 1963
1963
11
25
Emperor Haile Selassie I at JFK's Funeral (picture)
1963
12
 
I-Ras Black E'Dd ~ 5 August 2020

His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie I speaks to African
Americans in 1963 when He made the famous so-called
War speech that Bob Marley recorded.

In 1963 H.I.M. Haile Selassie I "extended the hand of
brotherhood to 20 million Americans of African descent,
urging them to have faith in their future as free men and
to press on with their current struggle for freedom until it
is won & urging them to recognize their stake in Africa's
fight against colonialism."
1963
12
05
Opens Ghandi Hospital - Dec. 05, 1963
1964
   
Source: Senyota Tafari ~ FB post ~ 25 July 2020
1964
 
 
Emperor Haile Selassie I and Jomo Kenyatta during
Nairobi Kenya state visit
1964
02
20
Message To 6th Session Of Economic Commission For Africa - Feb. 20, 1964
1964
02
24
Press Conference Regarding Somalia - Feb. 24, 1964
1964
05
14
Opens Haile Selassie I Prize Trust - May 14, 1964
1964
05
26
1st Anniversary Of Organization Of African Unity - May 26, 1964
1964
06
19
Emperor Haile Selassie I visits United States (including
Parkside Baptist Church, Los Angeles, CA.)
 
1964
07
07
Community Development - Jul. 07, 1964
1964
07
21
Organization Of African Unity Summit (O.A.U.), Cairo - Jul. 21, 1964
1964
07
29
Speech To The World Council For The Blind - Jul. 29, 1964
1964
10
09
Uganda was blessed with the Imperial visit of H.I.M Haile
Selassie I, King of kings, Lord of Lords and Conquering
Lion of Judah. This Imperial visit was a blessing, Uganda
had just gained independence two years ago from di
British. One elder said that there was a lot of excitement
in Uganda especially in the Buganda Kingdom which
hosted The Good Lord. Joyful people decorated the
highway from the Airport to the Buganda Royal Palace
with banana plants. During His visit, His Imperial Majesty
sat upon the Royal Throne of Buganda while the King
"Kabaka" of Uganda humbly sat on a smaller seat at di
side of H.I.M Haile Selassie I.

The Buganda Kingdom and the Empire of Ethiopia are
closely linked together. The founder of Buganda Kingdom
and The first Muganda Kabaka Kintu came from Ethiopia,
That is why the Kabaka of Buganda surrendered his
throne to H.I.M Haile Selassie I.

During the Imperial visit, H.I.M was involved in many
activities like planting trees and visiting hospitals and H.I.
M also addressed the Buganda parliament.

��: Emperor Haile Selassie I & King Muteesa II of Buganda

Source: Haile Selassie I Reigns ~ FB post ~ 9 Oct 2019
1964
10
22
Toast To President Lubke - Oct. 22, 1964
1964
11
02
Assistance And Investment - Nov. 02, 1964
1964
11
09
Ethiopia And Organization Of African Unity - Nov. 09, 1964
1964
11
21
Report To The Nation - Nov. 21, 1964
1964
11
25
Awards Law Certificates - Nov. 25, 1964
1965
01
15
Conference Of Oriental Orthodox Churches - Jan. 15,
1965 ~ Formally accepting title "Defender of the Faith"
1965
01
21
THIS DAY IN HISTORY @....

The Summit Conference of the Oriental Orthodox Churches on January 21, 1965

His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I Formally Accepting Title
"Defender Of The Faith"

"Venerable and Holy Fathers,

In listening to the profound spiritual message conveyed by your closing addresses, and appreciating the happy
outcome of your sustained efforts, Our heart has been touched by profound gladness. It should therefore be clear
to the whole world from the result of your work that Your Holiness has been guided and inspired by the Holy
Spirit to accomplish your task in love and unity.

The great common tasks accomplished by this Conference in unison bestow on the true faith and true order of
the Oriental Orthodox Church the admiration of the whole world.

As Solomon says, physical distance cannot be a barrier to love. Likewise, the distances among your respective
countries have been abolished by the proximity of your hearts. You have thus been able to speak a single tongue
and think with a single mind. We thank Almighty God for enabling us to witness the realization of Our dream in
the successful outcome of this historic Conference.

We are therefore happy to express to you Our readiness, fortified by the results of this Conference, to invite you
and the Eastern Orthodox Churches, and also other churches at a later date. We ardently hope that we shall meet
once again in the not too distant future.

As we stated at the inauguration of this Conference, to meet together, to take council with one another, and to act
in mutual co-operation, has proved a most fruitful method both in the secular and spiritual fields. Henceforth the
way is open for you to follow this fruitful path, and to this end Our help and assistance will always be
forthcoming, since We support your efforts, and ideas out of an unshakable conviction that it is our spiritual duty
to do so.

We are gratified in particular to note that the work of this Conference has been concerned purely with religious
spiritual matters free from extraneous political considerations. This is only fine and proper, for the church, as a
symbol of peace, must follow the path of peace in all parts of the world. In this connection we are glad to note
that your evangelistic mission in the world has received due emphasis, in your deliberations, together with the
recognition of the Christian duty to pray for the rights of man and the peace of the world. For world peace can
only be made abiding by the Grace of God, through the prayers of the Holy Fathers. The truth of this cardinal fact
is evident to all mankind.

We ardently hope that Almighty God shall bless the implementation of your important resolutions and decisions,
just as He has made possible the successful convening and conclusion of this historic Conference. Holy Fathers,
we have welcomed the title you have given us, Defender of the Faith, with great honour. May Almighty God grace
your name. May God welcome you. We have received this title given us by you Holy Fathers, with religious
reverence. May your prayers help Us in Our effort to fulfil the task entrusted to us." - Girmawi Qedamawi Haile
Selassie

Jan. 21, 1965

Source: Tsega Tekle Haimanot ~ FB post ~ 23 Jan 2020
1965
01
24
Laying Foundation Stone Of Awash II - Jan. 24, 1965
1965
02
01
Visit Of Queen Elizabeth II - Feb. 01, 1965
1965
05
08
Cornerstone Of Assab Refinery - May 08, 1965
1965
05
07

Proclamation-From H.I.M.[His-Imperial-Majesty] Emperor Haile Selassie I. on Modern
Ethiopianism May 7th.,1965:

As the years wear by, man’s horizon grows wider and wider and the vistas multiply. So it is with
Ethiopia. As the nation moves progressively in the accomplishments of the targets set for her political,
social and cultural advance, We find Ourselves confronted with yet more tasks, more avenues of effort
that demand Our attention. It is within this framework that, thankfully, the wheels of progress have
moved and have brought Ethiopia thus far on the path We have chartered for Our country and people
since we undertook the responsibility to move Ethiopia forward. The Ethiopian people, who have co-
operated fully in implementation of all Our plans,deserve Our gratitude and appreciation.

The catalog of achievements that you have reviewed on this twenty-fourth anniversary of Ethiopia’s
liberation is testimony above all to three factors:

1) the continued guidance of the Almighty in the fructifying of our aims;
2) the incalculable sacrifices made in the campaign of liberation by the Ethiopian people and their
vanguard, the patriots, through whom this freedom, liberty and the Ethiopian way of life that We so
proudly cherish today have been preserved ; and
3) the unrelenting loyalty and co-operation of our people in the successful prosecution of the manifold
national endeavors.

Ethiopia is an ancient land and her civilization is the result of the harmonious alchemy of the past and
the present, upon which we confidently build for the future. This heritage is the bedrock of modern
Ethiopia.

In it the people have chosen to distill from the past that which is useful and enduring, to adapt those
worthwhile attributes of our present day world, and to fashion this Modern Ethiopianism – the
foundation of our social order that has served so admirably the purpose of the nation’s steady
advance.

Be it recognized that while the institutions which Ethiopians have inherited from their forefathers
still proudly carry their ancient designation, the contents of these valued institutions have been
adapted to meet the rising expectations of the present generation of Ethiopians.

Be it known to all who judge our institutions by the labels We have inherited from our past
civilization, that Ethiopian institutions, regardless of their nomenclature, are the fruits of
Ethiopianism – this optimum combination that the people of Ethiopia themselves have fashioned to
serve the fulfillment of their national destiny.

Be it understood that while we Ethiopians are justly proud of Our national heritage, we do not look
backwards to find our national purpose but forward to the full realization of Our national goals.
This anniversary of the liberation of our country came as a result of the aggression against Ethiopia,
sequel to the then prevailing international conditions. Unfortunately, the breakdown of international
law and morality that led to this episode has not been fully rectified and the lesson taught by that sad
experience has not given rise to efforts commensurate with the imperious need for collective security,
and a unified purpose to protect and guarantee world peace.

Through the struggle of her people, Ethiopia has survived and this survival has afforded her the
opportunity to bring the weight of her experience to the efforts deployed by the international
community in building a world of peace, progress and human understanding. We are gratified that
Ethiopia has been able to play a significant role in this search for a better world, a search to which she
is committed in her foreign and domestic policies.

When we look back to May 5, 1941, and contemplate the progress that Africa has made in the area of
independence, it appears as if one is experiencing the fulfillment of a once far fetched dream. Today,
there are thirty six voices that are raised in the defense of Africa and African causes ; in the 1940’s
there were only three. Ethiopia has been gratified at the emergence of these new African states to the
community of sovereign independent nations. She is always willing and ready to play her part through
the organisation of African Unity in bringing about greater co-operation among the independent
African states and to continue to do whatever lies in her power to aid in the struggle for the complete
liberation of our continent.

We thank you for the kind words you have expressed and for the list of achievements you have
reviewed. Those of us who need to know ourselves should read the message of St Paul in Corinthians,
Chapter 4, verses one to six. Further details of duties and responsibilities of our officials will be
announced in the near future.

May the Almighty help us to redouble our efforts on this 24th anniversary of Ethiopia’s liberation and
to be ready to undertake great responsibilities to build a future for coming generations.

Source: Camara Nicholes ~ FB post ~ 2 July 2020
1965
05
08
Cornerstone Of Assab Refinery - May 08, 1965
1965
05
19
Cement Factory - Inauguration - May 19, 1965
1965
05
26
Nation-wide Broadcast - African Liberation Day - May 26, 1965
1965
06
27
20th Anniversary Of United Nations Charter - Jun. 27, 1965
1965
07
17
Veterinary Service - Jul. 17, 1965
1965
08
03
His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie I. represents one of the oldest ruling houses not only in our own continent
but all over this world… here is the direct descendant of Queen Of Sheba and King Solomon…We have had the
privilege of welcoming and entertaining in our midst the one leader in all Africa who has been responsible more
than anyone else for the birth of true spirit amongst Africans of African Unity and for the coming into being of the
Organization Of African Unity. His Imperial Majesty’s long and distinguished career began a very long time ago,
59 years ago to be exact, when at the age of only 14; he was first appointed Governor of a place called Garar
Mullerta in the Harar province of Ethiopia. So far as I know, so far as I have read or heard anywhere, I have never
heard of anyone being appointed a Governor at the age of 14.” (Dr. H.K. Banda; Malawi Prime Minister, 3rd Aug.
1965)
#Ameyn. +++

**The Great Emperor Haile Selassie The First, with President Richard Nixon**

Source: I-Ras Black E'Dd ~ FB post ~ 15 Apr 2020
1965
09
02
Haile Selassie I Foundation - Inauguration - Sep. 02, 1965
1965
09
11
Address At The New Year - Sep. 11, 1965
1965
09
21
Speech To U.S. Astronauts - Sep. 21, 1965
1965
10
12
Toast To President Rahdakrishnan - Oct. 12, 1965
1965
10
13
Rahdakrishnan Receives Degree From Haile Selassie I University - Oct. 13, 1965
1965
10
13
Speech To All-Africa Lutheran Conference - Oct. 13, 1965
1965
11
16
Economic And Technical Aid - Nov. 16, 1965
1965
11
23
Banquet In Honour Of Bulgarian Leader - Nov. 23, 1965
1965
11
25
Opens Berhanena Selam Printing Press - Nov. 25, 1965
1965
12
02
Banquet In Honour Of Polish President, Ochab - Dec. 02, 1965
1965
12
29
Inaugurating 15th Pugwash Conference - Dec. 29, 1965
 
 
 
 
The above chronology compiled by Malchijah, please contact me for updates.
 
0000 - 1929
1930 -1941
1942 -1959
1960 -1965
1966 -1975
1976 - Current
 
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Cells with this color represent speeches made by His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I
Year
Month
Day
Event
1960
02
17
U.N.E.S.C.O. And Education - Feb. 17, 1960 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter_V)
1960
03
14
Speech To Visiting U.S. Editors - Mar. 14, 1960 (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~
Chapter_XVIII)
1960
04
08
Indo-Ethiopian Textiles - Inauguration (HIM ~ Selected Speeches ~ Chapter_X)
1960
04
18
Speech To American Committee On Africa ~ Apr. 18, 1960 (HIM ~
Selected_Speeches ~ Chapter_III)
1960
04
29
Guenet Military Training Centre ~ Silver Jubilee ~ Apr. 29, 1960 (HIM ~
Selected_Speeches ~ Chapter_I-Part_2)
1960
   
Addis Ababa.1960.
Emperor Haile Selassie
watching the ATSE
MASKAL (Feast of the
Finding of the True
Cross) ceremony in the
courtyard of Guenet Leul
(Princely Paradise)
Palace the residence of
the Emperor. Seated to
his right in a gilt chair is
the Crown Prince, the
Emperor is surrounded
by his grandchildren.
(1) Various meetings with
Girmawi Qedamawi Haile
Selassie ~ King of kings