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by Francis Akhalbey, at 12:06 pm, March 07, 2018, History

5 notable traditional African leaders who stood their grounds against colonialists [1]

Emperor Menelik II

Menelik II

He was Emperor of Ethiopia from 1889 to 1913. Menelik II led his people to victory against the Italians in the first Italo-Ethiopian War, the Battle of Adwa in 1896. He ruled Ethiopia till his death in 1913.

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