"How can one explain the recent futile attempt to disglorify Kings Teodros and Menelik if not by this tendency which considers history writing to be the same as story telling? Twentieth century Ethiopia is directly or indirectly the work of those great kings.
The glorious Adwa victory is also inseparably tied with the name of Menelik. Without Menelik's proclamation of war mobilisation i.e. kitet serawit mita negarit,
no Ethiopian would have gone to Adwa to fight against the Italian invaders.
Our current history shows clearly how individual rulers can play a negative role in the violation of Ethiopia's territorial integrity. Besides..." Full Article