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Haile Selassie and the kids - Shashemene Ethiopia | by Eric Lafforgue
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Haile Selassie and the kids - Shashemene Ethiopia

In the Jamaican school of Shashemene, kids looking at a Haile Selassie tshirt! Fun + luck!


In 1948 Emperor Haile Selassie I donated 500 acres of his private land to allow members of the Rastafari movement, Ethiopian World Federation officers and members and other settlers from Jamaica and other parts of the Caribbean to go to Ethiopia. Nowadays, some families still live there, and have even a school in town.

But the reality is far from the dream. They are rather angry after all the reports that only show them smoking all day long...


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Taken on January 13, 2012