ETHIOPIA: Distressed Negus

Families are disrupted for many reasons, but rarely do man and wife separate because of a father-in-law's politics. Ethiopians, however, are different, and last week from his self-exile in Jerusalem the thin-faced, kinky-haired son of Haile Selassie, Crown Prince Asfa Wassan, wrote to Patriarch Amba Yoannes XIX of the Coptic Church, in Cairo, petitioning this venerable prelate for a divorce from Princess Holata-Israel, daughter of his father's most powerful chieftain, Ras Seyoum, who capitulated to the Italian invaders during their campaign.

"As an Ethiopian patriot I do not wish to surrender myself to...

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