ETHIOPIA: The Negus Negotiates

In his porticoed Gebbi (Imperial Palace) overlooking Addis Ababa, bearded Haile Selassie, King of Kings, Lion of Judah, Emperor of Ethiopia, looked upon his savage subjects with satisfaction. In his hands after twelve long months was a new agreement, signed & sealed by the British Minister. For the first time since the Italians swooped on Ethiopia like a buzzing, deadly locust swarm nine years ago, his country was again independent, or close to it.

The sensitive, spirited Negus was grateful to Britain for sheltering him in his exile, for reconquering his craggy kingdom for him. But for a long time Haile...

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