Public Seminar on 122nd Adwa’s Great African Victory

VENUE: Positivity Hall, 4th Floor:  159 Nana Sita Street, Tshwane University of Technology Pretoria, South Africa

Date & Time: March 1st, 2018 from 2.00 – 6.00 PM

Program Director:  Prof. Mammo Muchie, SARChI- Innovation Studies

Registration: 13:30- 13:45

Time Topic Speaker Organisation
14.00 –  14: 05 Opening & Welcome Remarks Prof Mammo Muchie SARChI , TUT
14:05-14:20 Poem to remember Adwa Adeferes Bezeabeh Independent Researcher
14:20-14:40 Reflections with Poetry  on the Fascist War Against Ethiopia From the Late Laureate Tsegaye Gebre Medhin His Powerful message remains  with us though he is no more here
14:40- 15:00 Linking Adwa’s African Victory with African History Month   Seife Tadelle Kidane Director of Africa Speaks & rep of AU- ECOSOCC
15:00-15:45 ‘Ethiopia, Epistemic Freedom and Global Coloniality’  Professor Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni


Executive Director of Change Management Unit (CMU), UNISA


15.45-16.00 Remembering the Patriots: General Hailu Kebede, Abrha Debotch ,  Mogus Asgedom, Sewarged Gedile & many others with ‘Shilela ena Kererto’ Adeferes Bezabeh Independent  Researcher
16:00-16:20 Lessons for African Unity : How the battle of Adwa was won Pusch Commey Author, Lawyer, Associate Editor, New African Magazine
16:20-16:50 Why Adwa Victory Day Must be an  all- African Victory Remembrance Day Prof. Mammo Muchie SARChI-Tshwane University of Technology
16.50-17.05 Remembering the Yekatiti 12   Fascist  Massacre and the Destruction of Priests and Churches Arc Bishop Elias,

Arc-Bishop of the European, Eastern and Southern African Orthodox Church

Ethiopian Orthodox Church
17:05-17.35 Catholic Church Blessing of the Weapons to Massacre of Ethiopian Patriots & the lessons from the erection of the Statue of  Graziani Ato Kidane Alemayehu Global Alliance for Justice, Dallas , Texas
17.35-17.55 “ Ethiopian Hero Soldiers under Kagnew Battalion fought in Korean War in 1950s in spirit of Adowa Victory 1896” By Sisay Asefa Prof. Sisay Asefa


Distinguished Prof. Michigan State University, USA
17:55- 18:00 Vote of Thanks Prof. Mammo Muchie SARChI-TUT

“Ethiopia has need of no one. She stretches out her hands to God” — Emperor Menelik, February, 1897

“There was never a time when united that Ethiopians lost to an enemy; it is non-existent in history”–Emperor Menilek II, 1909

“Those who are strong, support us with your strength. Those who are weak, support us with your prayers” — Emperor Menelik

“I am a woman. I do not like war. But I would rather die than accepting your deal”– Etige Taitu Bitul, Wife of Menelik II

“Although it had been conquered dozens of times, Ethiopia was the birthplace of African nationalism.” —Nelson Mandela

“So lofty was the status of Ethiopia in the African diaspora that it sometimes was synonymous with Africa itself”—Raymond Jonas

“Ethiopia was one of the few nation-states under African control. Many people of African ancestry embraced it as evidence of the black capacity for self-rule” –Asante

“Adwa Victory made Africa a victor, not a victim” —Former President Dr. Thabo Mbeki

“Better to continue learning our history to know ourselves to make a positive difference to the Africana world’s bright future” — Mammo Muchie

“Ethiopia has a unique distinction in the universe for empowering those that were disempowered, for humanising those that were dehumanised, spiritualising those that were denied their right to worship God and inspiring and strengthening those oppressed to resist oppression” —Mammo Muchie

Relevant educational Links on great Adwa Victory



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