Addis Ababa University’s Institute of Ethiopian Studies (IES) museum opens a permanent Pan-African Exhibition. The exhibition focuses on the 1880s to the 1960s, highlighting Ethiopia’s contribution to Pan-Africanism. The exhibition celebrates the strength, bravery, and triumph of Ethiopian forefathers and foremothers at the battle of Adwa and unifies all black people worldwide.
The exhibition intends to show Ethiopia’s efforts to strengthen Pan-Africanism through historical events such as the Victory of Adwa, the beginning of modern Pan-African movements globally, and the formation of the African Union in 1963. It aims to educate new generations on Africa’s struggles, create a sense of unity & shared historical destiny, and revive the spirit of Pan-Africanism. In addition, it anticipates to inform Ethiopia’s current & future generations about their ancestors’ legacy and motivates them to create a better future for their country.