Ethiopia

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INFORMATION

Capital: Addis Ababa

Government: Federal Republic

Current President: Teshome Wirtu Mulatu

Economy:

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

Population: 96,700,000 (2014)

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

 
  • Fri - Feb 24, 2017: New Employment Plan 'More Politics Than Jobs' - AllAfrica News: Ethiopia
    [Deutsche Welle] The Ethiopian government has been trumping the country's recent economic success. But a new plan to employ young people appears to be more about quelling protests than providing employment.
  • Fri - Feb 24, 2017: South Sudan's Salva Kiir On State Visit - AllAfrica News: Ethiopia
    [Ethiopian Herald] The visit would enhance the two sides relations.
  • Fri - Feb 24, 2017: New U.S Administration to Consolidate Ethiopia Ties - AllAfrica News: Ethiopia
    [Ethiopian Herald] The new administration regards Ethiopia as its strategic alliance in the region.
  • Fri - Feb 24, 2017: Oppositions Say Dialogue 'Better Late Than Never' - AllAfrica News: Ethiopia
    [Ethiopian Herald] Putting their differences aside, the ruling and opposition parties have recently come to a round table to find ways of nurturing the political environment for the good of the people.
  • Thu - Feb 23, 2017: First Ever Women's Manufacturers Exhibition, Bazaar Opens - AllAfrica News: Ethiopia
    [Ethiopian Herald] Federal Small And Medium Scale Manufacturing Development Agency in collaboration with Trade Ministry organized first ever four -day bazaar and exhibition to women engaging in manufacturing industry.