Ethiopia

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INFORMATION

Capital: Addis AbabaGovernment: Federal Parliamentary Republic

Current President: Mulatu Teshome Wirtu

Economy:

  • Agriculture accounts for 41% of GDP and 85% of total employment.
  • Coffee is a major export crop.

Population: 99,465,819 (2015)

Land Size: 1.13 million sq km (437,794 sq miles)

Major Ethic Groups:

  • Oromo 34.5%
  • Amara 26.9%
  • Somalie 6.2%
  • Tigraway 6.1%
  • Sidama 4%
  • Guragie 2.5%
  • Welaita 2.3%
  • Hadiya 1.7%
  • Affar 1.7%
  • Gamo 1.5%
  • Gedeo 1.3%
  • Other 11.3% (2007 Census)
Religions:

  • Orthodox: 43.5%
  • Muslim: 33.9%
  • Protestant: 18.6%
  • Traditional: 2.6%
  • Catholic: 0.7%
  • Other: 0.7%

Language(s):

  • Amariga (Amharic) (official): 32.7%
  • Oromigna (official regional): 31.6%
  • Tigrigna (official regional): 6.1%
  • Somaligna: 6%
  • Guaragigna: 3.5%
  • Sidamigna: 3.5%
  • Hadiyigna: 1.7%
  • Affar: 1.7%
  • Gamo: 1.5%
  • Gedeo: 1.3%
  • Other: 11.3%

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RECENT NEWS

 
  • Sat - Mar 25, 2017: Journalist Released From Prison - AllAfrica News: Ethiopia
    [CPJ] New York -Authorities responsible for overseeing implementation of Ethiopia's state of emergency today released Ethiopian commentator Anania Sorri.
  • Sat - Mar 25, 2017: $75m Abattoir Set to Be Operational Next Month - AllAfrica News: Ethiopia
    [Addis Fortune] An abattoir owned by a subsidiary of Allana Group - Frigorifico Boran Foods Plc - will be opened in the coming month in Adami Tulu, 163kms from Addis Abeba.
  • Sat - Mar 25, 2017: New Terms for Solar Device Importers - AllAfrica News: Ethiopia
    [Addis Fortune] The revision mainly targets importers who supply stand-alone solar systems
  • Fri - Mar 24, 2017: University, Japanese Institute Sign MoU - AllAfrica News: Ethiopia
    [Ethiopian Herald] Wolaita Sodo University Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Japanese Ashikaga Institute of Technology.
  • Fri - Mar 24, 2017: South Sudan Shows Zero Tolerance to Murle Abductors - Ambassador - AllAfrica News: Ethiopia
    [Ethiopian Herald] South Sudan is committed to work in concert with the Ethiopian government in combating the infamous acts of some Murle abductors who frequently killed and kidnapped innocent civilians in Gambela state, the country's ambassador to Ethiopia stated.