Ethiopians remember Mandela

Anti-apartheid icon's stint at military camp in Ethiopia was a secret, but Ethiopians say their country was his home.

    In 1962 Nelson Mandela travelled to Ethiopia for three months of military training under the name of David Motsamayi.

    In his autobiography, Mandela speaks fondly about Ethiopia as a country that inspired him to continue his struggle against apartheid.

    Officially, Mandela's presence at the camp was a secret, but the anti-apartheid activist could not hide who he was.

    He was arrested shortly after returning from Ethiopia.

    Al Jazeera's Catherine Soi reports from Addis Ababa.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    The shocking story of Israel's disappeared babies

    The shocking story of Israel's disappeared babies

    New information has come to light about thousands of mostly Yemeni children believed to have been abducted in the 1950s.

    Stories from the sex trade

    Stories from the sex trade

    Dutch sex workers, pimps and johns share their stories.

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    As the stigma associated with being childless persists, some elderly women in India risk it all to become mothers.