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Black Lions

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The Black Lions was a resistance movement[1] formed to fight against Italian occupation of the Ethiopian Empire.[2][3]


The Black Lions dominated the early resistance movement in Ethiopia. Members of the Black Lions included students from the Oletta Military Academy and foreign-educated Ethiopians. The military academy was founded in 1935 and is located in Holeta Genet.

The Black Lions convinced [4]

See also


  1. ^ Roughly equivalent to Duke.
  1. ^ Zewde, A History of Modern Ethiopia 1855-1991, p. 168
  2. ^ Shinn, Historical dictionary of Ethiopia, p. 75
  3. ^ Haile Selassie, p. 80
  4. ^ Shinn, Historical dictionary of Ethiopia, p. 75


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