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05/05/1941 Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie returns to Addis Ababa


Haile Selassie Returns to Addis Ababa from Exile (1941) | British Pathé


Haile Selassie 1941 re-enters Addis Ababa.

Haile Selassie I was Ethiopia's regent from 1916 to 1930 and emperor from 1930 to 1974. He was exiled during World War II after leading the resistance to the Italian invasion. After returning to Addis Ababa in 1941, he sought to modernize the country over the following decades through social, economic and educational reforms.
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