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news from December 2003

December 13

A city in search of a statue: Emperor Tewodros
The Addis Tribune 12 December 03

Let us revert this week to the question of Addis Ababa's need of statues. Our first candidate for a statue is perhaps Emperor Tewodros, or Theodore, II, who for well over thirty years had a square in the capital called after him - but no statue. A first step towards the advent of such a monument was, however, taken earlier this year with the erection in Tewodros square of a double-life-size replica of his famous cannon (or more properly mortar) Sevastapol - so named after a famous battle in the nineteenth century Crimean War.

December 05

A call to the regiments
The Addis Tribune 05 December 03

Part two of Professor Richard Pankhurst's history of the royal drums that were taken at Maqdala and split between the invading British troops.

December 01

AFROMET asks for divided drum
AFROMET 01 December 03

AFROMET sent the following letter to the commanding officers of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, the Kings Own Royal Border Regiment and the Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding), asking for the return of three pieces of a drum taken at Maqdala.

AFROMET asks for Edinburgh manuscripts
AFROMET 01 December 03

AFROMET sent the following letter to the University of Edinburgh Library, asking for the return of three Maqdala manuscripts.
 
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