For 150 years, Ethiopians have been asking for the return of Prince Alemayehu but to no avail. “Ethiopians revere Prince Alemayehu as a young prisoner of war – he was only seven years old when taken hostage,” the Ethiopian embassy was quoted by news site The Guardian in a statement. “Prince Alemayehu remains the son of a hero, who chose to end his own life, rather than surrender to foreign soldiers. Ethiopians view the Prince with the same level of affection and respect.”“The government of Ethiopia is committed to ensuring that Her Majesty the Queen’s 2007 consent to repatriate the remains of Prince Alemayehu is realized. The Embassy will, therefore, redouble efforts to realize the repatriation of the remains of Prince Alemayehu, as well as looted items from Maqdala,” the statement added.
Source: Ethiopian News April 15, 2018 07:41 UTC