ETHIOPIA: Mobilization

The news that three Italian army columns had crossed Ethiopia's far northern border reached Addis Ababa last week in a crashing thunderstorm. That night little Emperor Haile Selassie talked long with his white advisers, prayed longer to his dusky Coptic God. At dawn the lean Semitic Negroes began moving down out of the eucalyptus forests toward the palace. The guards let 5,000 into the palace grounds. While the Emperor watched the mob from a window, his Chancellor Haile Wolde-Roufe read out in the Amharic tongue Ethiopia's first effort at a modern...

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