Sunday Times

A long tradition


During his July 24 2010 address at Addis Ababa University, former President Thabo Mbeki affirmed the centrality of the Ethiopiani­st movement of independen­t black Christiani­ty to the developmen­t of African nationalis­m saying: “The African National Congress of South Africa, the oldest modern national liberation movement on our continent, was born out of our country’s Ethiopian Churches. Indeed the African nationalis­m which drove our national liberation movement was described as Ethiopiani­sm.”

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