CONTRIBUTED BY: EPHREM YARED The Second Italo-Abyssinian Warfare was Italy’s conquest of Ethiopia, a course of it started after the 1885 Partition of Africa. Italy was defeated in its first try at conquest on the battle of Adwa in 1896, permitting Ethiopia to change into the one African nation to stay freed from European management. Italian colonial forces nevertheless nonetheless remained in neighboring Eritrea and Somalia, and it was solely a matter of time earlier than the 2 nations would conflict once more. The prospect of conflict elevated dramatically after the fascist dictator, Benito Mussolini, took management of Italy in 1922. He sought Ethiopia for its assets but additionally to salvage the delight of the one European


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