Ethiopia

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INFORMATION

Capital: Addis Ababa

Government: 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: 105,350,020 (2017)

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

Major Ethnic 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 - Dec 15, 2018: PM Abiy Extend Condolences Over Death of Former President - AllAfrica News: Ethiopia
    [ENA] Addis Ababa -Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed expressed his condolences over the death of former president Girma Woldegiorgis, who served as president from 2001 to 2013.
  • Sat - Dec 15, 2018: Ethiopia's Former President Girma Woldegiorgis Dies - AllAfrica News: Ethiopia
    [ENA] Addis Ababa -Girma Woldegiorgis who served for two consecutive terms as president of Ethiopia has passed away last night.
  • Thu - Dec 13, 2018: Ethiopia Says GERD Needs 4 Years to Be Completed - AllAfrica News: Ethiopia
    [ENA] Addis Ababa -The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), being built along River Nile, will be completed in 2022, GERD Project Manager Eng. Kifle Horo said.
  • Thu - Dec 13, 2018: Tackling Hate Speech in Ethiopia - AllAfrica News: Ethiopia
    [HRW] Hate and dangerous speech is a serious and growing problem in Ethiopia, both online and offline. It has contributed to the growing ethnic tensions and conflicts across the country that have created more than 1.4 million new internally displaced people in the first half of 2018 alone. The government says it will pass a new law on hate speech to counter this. But around the world, laws criminalizing hate speech have been often and easily abused - and there are other options.
  • Thu - Dec 13, 2018: Ethiopian Launches Flight Service to Manchester - AllAfrica News: Ethiopia
    [ENA] Addis Ababa -Ethiopian airlines inaugurated its second destination to Manchester in the UK next to London on Tuesday.