Anti-apartheid icon’s stint at military camp in Ethiopia was a secret, but Ethiopians say their country was his home.
Last updated: 14 Dec 2013 08:04
In 1962 Nelson Mandela travelled to Ethiopia for three months of military training under the name of David Motsamayi.
In his autobiography, Mandela speaks fondly about Ethiopia as a country that inspired him to continue his struggle against apartheid.
Officially, Mandela’s presence at the camp was a secret, but the anti-apartheid activist could not hide who he was.
He was arrested shortly after returning from Ethiopia.
Al Jazeera’s Catherine Soi reports from Addis Ababa.
Source: Al Jazeera