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news from February 2005
University of Edinburgh announces decision on AFROMET request
University of Edinburgh press release 28 February 05
The University of Edinburgh Court, the governing body of the University, today announced that after careful consideration, it is at this time unable to meet the request made by the organisation AFROMET (i) regarding certain Ethiopian manuscripts currently held in the University of Edinburgh Collections. However, the Court has indicated a willingness to continue dialogue with AFROMET on this issue, as well as agreeing a number of measures to facilitate access to the manuscripts by the Ethiopian people and scholars.
British Plunder Returned to Ethiopia
AP 10 February 05
Two sacred paintings have been returned to Ethiopia 137 years after they were ripped out of a holy book by invading British troops.
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