April 13, 2005
Still waiting #2
Today was the day that Italy was supposed to have returned Axum's long-awaited obelisk, almost 70 years after it was stolen by Mussolini's fascist soldiers. I am now sitting in an internet café looking out into the Axum's main street. So far there is no sign of it.
That is really not surprising. Italy announced there would be a delay a couple of days ago. What they forgot to do was to explain the reasons for the delay.
I have just come of the phone to Ethiopia's ministers for Information and Culture. Amazingly, the Italians have not bothered to explain the delay to them either.
"We have not been given any explicit explanation why it has been delayed," said Ambassador Teshome Toga, minister for youth, sports and culture.
Posted by aheavens at April 13, 2005 8:59 AM
Woe unto the i...talians!!! Benito Mussilini led the invasion of Ethiopia using poisonus tactics to kill the people,rightfully so he was hung in the streets and beaten to death. The italians should give back all tresures that were taken from Ethiopia, Why? because it was never theirs to take in the begining. Justice and Peace will reign in the next life time!!
Posted by: lioness at October 2, 2007 1:45 AM