A commemorative statue of Emperor Haile Selassie was unveiled in Addis Ababa to recognize his contributions to African independence. He was key in the formation of the Organization of African Unity (now AU) back in 1963.
Members of the Rastafarian faith recognize Emperor Selassie as God's incarnate.
Here is what internet users had to say;
Haile Selassie I, 1892 – 1975, born Ras Tafari Makonnen. Ethiopia's regent from 1916 to 1930 and emperor from 1930 to 1974. Seen here watching his troops in Addis Ababa in... https://t.co/yyp5jPmz8q— SPMG Media (@SPMGMedia) February 11, 2019
The man who claimed lineage to Menelik I, who was the offspring of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba. Haile Selassie aka Ras Tafari is worshiped as God incarnate by over 700,000 people around the world. His official title was... https://t.co/WWBcQ98FmK— DTTO NEWS (@dttonews) February 11, 2019
Ras Tafari ("chief" Tafari) was crowned in Ethiopia and almost 8,000 miles away in the West Indies, Haile Selassie became God (or Jah) incarnate - the redeeming messiah - After all, gods cannot die. # https://t.co/cf3XE9lAjy— Mesfin W/Selassie (@MesfinWo) February 11, 2019
PM Abiy Ahmed with Presidents of Rwanda, Ghana & the Chairperson of the #AUC unveiled the statue of HIM Haile Sellasie. This historic event acknowledges one of the founding Fathers of the OAU - the African Union’s predecessor - for his contributions. #PMOEthiopia #AUSummit2019 pic.twitter.com/Q4cjaR03l9— Office of the Prime Minister - Ethiopia (@PMEthiopia) February 10, 2019
THIS A MONUMENTAL MOMENT (no pun intended).— ॐ• 𝔭𝔯𝔦𝔫𝔠𝔢 𝔳𝔦𝔪𝔞𝔫𝔞 •ॐ (@princevimana) February 10, 2019
haile selassie i, jah ras tafari!!
African leaders unveil statue of former Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie https://t.co/P42sszR3ss
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