ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia (Xinhua) --
Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn on
Monday called on all Ethiopians to support the establishment of
Ethiopia’s pan African center, which will tribute black people’s
Desalegn made the
call during a nationwide conference that envisaged to support
the establishment of Ethiopia’s Adwa Pan Africa University,
which will signify the contribution of black people.
The Adwa Pan Africa
University is named after the battle of Adwa held in 1896, in
which Ethiopian forces scored victory against the colonial
Italian force, marking the first black victory against a
colonizer force in the African continent.
government has allocated some 150 hectares of land for the
construction of the Adwa Pan African University, which was
previously recognized by the pan-African block, African Union
(AU) in its cause.
at the event on Monday in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, said
that the Adwa Pan Africa University “will be a museum to show
the glorious history of black people.”
He also stressed his
government’s special emphasis on the establishment of the
university as it portrays a national and global reconciliation.
disclosed that the Ethiopian government has allocated 200
million Ethiopian birr (close to 7.5 million U.S. dollars) for
the construction the university for this year.
whose construction is scheduled to start within the coming two
months period, will be constructed in Ethiopia’s Tigray regional
state in the town of Adwa.
The university is
expected to be a center of excellence for black people, it was
government also expects a global support for the construction of
the pan African university as it signifies alliance among