1 – Nelson Mandela wrote in his Autobiography,
“Ethiopia always has a special place in my imagination and the prospect of visiting Ethiopia attracted me more strongly than a trip to France, England, and America combined. I felt I would be visiting my own genesis, unearthing the roots of what made me an African. “
2 – During his period in exile, Nelson Mandela spent time in Ethiopia in 1962 where he received military training and where he addressed the Organization of African Unity. It was shortly after leaving Ethiopia to South Africa when he was arrested, serving 27 years in prison.
3 – Would you like to stay in the same room slept in by Nelson Mandela? Travel no further than the Ras Hotel in downtown Addis Ababa.
4 – During his stay in Ethiopia, Nelson Mandela received an Ethiopian passport under the alias David Motsamayi. Continue reading