Women, Peace & Security

In the News: Tuesday, 4 August 2020

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Africa: Celebrating Africa’s Influential and Iconic Women

Source: allAfrica / Esseye Emengiste

Last week the Africa’s Women’s day was celebrated by remembering the most influential African black women. From them most influential African women Taytu Betul is among the one. The Battle of Adwa is known to have stopped the colonial aggression of Europeans in Africa after Ethiopian forces surprised the world by defeating heavily armed Italian troops that attempted to conquer the Empire in 1896. Behind this victory that maintained Ethiopia as the only African nation that was never colonized, lies a brilliant military strategist named Empress Taytu Betul.

Read more about Empress Taytu Betul and others here.