Yeshi make speech representing her great grandfather on his recognition award on the behalf of all Ras Alula’s familys and all Ethiopian nations (1st African General Ras Alula Aba Nega Engida (Ge’ez: ራስ አሉላ እንግዳ) (1827 – 15 February 1897) Seed 2016 Annual Dinner ceremony, He is an Ethiopian general and politician, He was one of the important leaders of the Ethiopian Empire’s forces during the 19th century, He led more than 17 battles for the sovereignty and independence of Ethiopia and he win all of them.
Ras Alula Engida (Ge’ez: ራስ አሉላ እንግዳ?) (1827 – 15 February 1897; also known by his horse name Abba Nega and by Alula Qubi) was an Ethiopian general and politician. He was one of the important leaders of the Ethiopian Empire’s forces during the 19th century. Described by Haggai Erlich as the greatest leader whom Abyssinia produced since the death of Emperor Tewodros II in 1868, Ras Alula was referred to by Europeans as “the Garibaldi of Abyssinia”. He led many battles for the independence of Ethiopia, including Dogali and Adwa. In service of the Emperor Yohannes IV, Ras Allula successfully defeated the Egyptians in Gundet 1875, Gura 1876, Aylet 1887, Senhit 1880, against the mahdists of Sudan, kufit 1885, Metema 1889 against Italians, Sahati 1887, Dogali 1887, Amba-Alaje 1889, Mekelle 1896 and Adwa 1896. In all the above fighting Ras Alula negatively shamed his enemies and made his people proud. When Yohannes returned from his unsuccessful campaign in Saati, he invaded and ravaged Gojjam for King Tekle Haymanot Tessema’s rebellious intentions. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ras_Alula