Pursuit of Truthiness

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Ethiopia enters the 21st century

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Seeing that title, I was expecting an article detailing all the ways in which Ethiopia was modernizing and westernizing; I was prepared for a bit of a surprise, as I keep reasonably abreast of world affairs and had not heard of many such developments there.

But in reality, our friends at Le Monde are trying to tell us something much more itneresting and more surprising- that Ethiopia is still on the Julian Calender (ie, the one started by Ceasar), and are seven years behind us.

Africans master time travel (francais)


Written by James Bailey

September 12, 2007 at 10:23 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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