Ethiopia marks 116th Battle of Adwa Victory Anniversary - Ethiopia marks 116th Battle of Adwa Victor
Ethiopia marks 116th Battle of Adwa Victory The 116th anniversary of the Battle of Adwa victory, in which Ethiopia defeated the Italian invading forces, was celebrated colorfully on Friday through out Ethiopia. In the capital, Addis Ababa, the day was celebrated in the presence of thousands of city residents, war veterans and government officials. Federal Parliamentary Speaker, Abadula Gemeda laid a wreath at Menelik Square in commemoration of the martyrs who died defending the territorial integrity of the nation. He urged the youth to repeat the victory of its forefather on poverty. Addressing the crowd, Ethiopian Patriots Association President, Like Tiguhan Astatike Abata said youth should redouble their efforts to eliminate poverty. A patriot, Abebe Asresahegn told ENA that the celebration of the Day is an honor for African. The other resident of Addis Ababa Demoz Mihiretu said the youth should change Ethiopia and further enhance its efforts to maintain the ongoing development endeavors. A young man, Solomon Addisu on his part said the young generation is responsible to speed up the development in the country and lift out the country from poverty.