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Members of Ethiopian Diaspora Gather at British Home of Former Emperor

News Summed Up 2020-01-14 05:30:00

BATH, ENGLAND - Traveling to the British town of Bath has become a pilgrimage of sorts for people of Ethiopian heritage. When Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie had to go into exile, he landed in Bath. When the Italians under Benito Mussolini invaded Ethiopia in 1935, Haile Selassie, was forced to temporarily go in exile in Britain. Ezra Tsegay is part of the Ethiopian diaspora community and organizes Ethiopian-related events several times a year at Fairfield House. One of them — Abiyou Desta — was visiting the former residence of the Ethiopian emperor for the first time.