‘Father of Africa’ statue unveiled in Ethiopia

‘Father of Africa’ statue unveiled in Ethiopia

Emperor Haile Selassie, one of the founding fathers of the then Organization for African Unity (OAU), now African Union (AU) has got a commemorative statue in Addis Ababa in the compound of AU Headquarter.

Statue of Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie I was unveiled by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and other African leaders including African Union Commissioner, President of Egypt, Rwanda, and Ghana among others.

The statue is a significant recognition to the contribution of Emperor Haile Selassie I for the liberation and unity of Africa leading up to the founding of the Organization of African Unity in 1963, it was indicated.