ETHIOPIA: Lion's Share

Emperor Haile Selassie last week celebrated a great day in a career that has known many ups & downs. With golden scissors, Ethiopia's King of Kings, Lion of Judah snipped a ribbon and then drove triumphantly across a frontier to add to his domain the former Italian colony of Eritrea, which the Italians had carved out of old Ethiopia in the late 19th century.

In Eritrea's capital, Asmara, from which Mussolini launched his 1935 attack on Haile Selassie, red, yellow and green striped Ethiopian flags broke out. Barelegged, open-sandaled Ethiopian troops swung smartly...

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