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The Baltimore Sun

6. Shashemene in Ethiopia

With Rastafarianism founded on the belief that Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie is an African Messiah, it's unsurprising that a Rasta community has taken root in Ethiopia. Around 240km from Addis Ababa, Selassie himself granted land in the town of Shashemene to Jamaican Rastafarians in the 1960s. The community now has hundreds of residents. Nigel Pavitt