Ethiopia and Great Britain: A Note on the Anti-Slavery Protocol of 1884

@article{Meckelburg2017EthiopiaAG,
  title={Ethiopia and Great Britain: A Note on the Anti-Slavery Protocol of 1884},
  author={Alexander Meckelburg and A. Gebreyes},
  journal={Northeast African Studies},
  year={2017},
  volume={17},
  pages={61 - 82}
}
ABSTRACT:The emperor of Ethiopia, Yoḥannǝs IV (r. 1872–89), signed a peace treaty with Britain in 1884, which ended the Egyptian–Ethiopian war. This treaty was negotiated by Rear Admiral Sir William Hewett on behalf of the British government. In the treaty's appendix, Emperor Yoḥannǝs IV also signed an anti-slavery agreement in which he confirmed his will to eliminate the slave trade in all territories under his control. Although the "Hewett treaty" has received some academic interest, the… Expand

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