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Emperor Haile Selassie I, The Messiah To The Rastas, Died This Day 42-Years Ago; August 27, 1975.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE and read here. From the August 28, 1975 “New York Times”. See below for link.

Link to original “New York Times” article.




We were talking about Haile Selassie just 35-days ago, i.e., on July 23, 2017, since that was the anniversary of his birthdate.

Today, August 27th is the anniversary of his death, in 1975. He was 83-years old. There had been a military coup in 11-months earlier. Haile Selassie had been imprisoned. He died while in prison and some believe, to this day, that he was assassinated. So, today spare a thought for a man who went by the title: His Imperial Majesty the King of Kings of Ethiopia, Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah, Elect of God.


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by Anura Guruge

Emperor Haile Selassie I, Revered By Rastas, Was Born This Day 125-Years Ago; July 23, 1892.

by Anura Guruge





To be honest I really don’t know much about him. Yes, growing up in Britain in the last 1960s & early 1970s his name would come up as a ‘figure of importance‘ much like Nelson Mandela who was in prison at the time. I know that he was controversial in the later part of his life. But, then again Rastas revere him and even think that he may be divine. So, it would be wrong and churlish not to mark this birth anniversary — especially since it is the 125th.


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