Ethiopians remember Mandela

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

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