Promised land? Rastafaris struggle in Ethiopia

Rastafarians celebrate the coronation of Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie's coronation which took place in Shashamene, on November 2, 1930They came from across the world to Ethiopia in search of their “promised land”, but for many Rastafarians, struggling to win even basic rights, the dream never materialised. Kush left his home in Birmingham in Britain a decade ago to join a Rastafarian community based in the southern Ethiopian town of Shashamane, 250 kilometres (155 miles) south of Addis Ababa.

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