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: 108,386,391 (2018)

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

 
  • Thu - Apr 9, 2020: Ethiopia Likely to Host East Africa COVID-19 Response Centre - AllAfrica News: Ethiopia
    [Addis Fortune] Ethiopia is likely to host a centre for one of the task forces to be established across the continent of Africa in response to the spread and impact of Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
  • Thu - Apr 9, 2020: Hyatt Regency Closes Doors, Temporarily - AllAfrica News: Ethiopia
    [Addis Fortune] Hyatt Regency, one of the 10 internationally franchised hotels in the capital, has temporarily closed its doors through the end of May.
  • Thu - Apr 9, 2020: Govt's Emergency Decree to Stay for Five Months - AllAfrica News: Ethiopia
    [Addis Fortune] The state of emergency Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) announced today will remain enforced for five months, according to informed people within the administration.
  • Thu - Apr 9, 2020: Call for Justice for Victims of Oromia - AllAfrica News: Ethiopia
    [East African] The Human Rights Watch (HRW) is calling on the Ethiopian government to provide justice and compensation for victims of last October's inter-ethnic valence in Oromia region that left over 86 people dead.
  • Thu - Apr 9, 2020: Barefoot Doctors and Pandemics: Ethiopia's Experience and COVID-19 in Africa - AllAfrica News: Ethiopia
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