ETHIOPIA: Diplomatic Diversion

The week's entertainment in dull, dusty Addis Ababa was supplied by the amazing spectacle of Italy's Minister to Ethiopia, volatile Count Luigi Orazio Vinci-Gigliucci, refusing to go home. Emperor Haile Selassie sent the envoy his passport on the ground that the Legation had violated its pledge not to use its wireless station and had become "a centre of espionage and a hotbed of intrigues." The Count had exactly 48 hours to catch the train. Forthwith, Vinci-Gigliucci spun around Addis Ababa, asking Haile Selassie for a stay, his fellow diplomats for advice...

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