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

 
  • Fri - Aug 17, 2018: Adding Alternatives in Ports' Menu - AllAfrica News: Ethiopia
    [Ethiopian Herald] Since Ethiopia extended olive branch to Eritrea, there have been immediate and positive developments between the two countries which catapulted diplomatic relations after years of stalemate.
  • Fri - Aug 17, 2018: Informed Social Media Use-to the Youth - AllAfrica News: Ethiopia
    [Ethiopian Herald] Unless the youths consciously use social media, the platform may end up being destructive. Particularly in times of such broad-based reform efforts our country is engrossed with, ill-intent social media users can have all the potent to disarray what has been achieved so far.
  • Fri - Aug 17, 2018: Chamber's Study Reveals Private Sector's Hurdles - AllAfrica News: Ethiopia
    [Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Associations on Wednesday presented a research work aimed at expanding the private sector's economic roles through tackling bad governance.
  • Fri - Aug 17, 2018: ERCA Implements New Customs Management System - AllAfrica News: Ethiopia
    [Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopian Revenues and Customs Authority (ERCA) introduced new electronic Customs Management System (CMS), which would help to comply with international custom standards.
  • Fri - Aug 17, 2018: Countering Rising Contents of Digital Hate Speech - AllAfrica News: Ethiopia
    [Ethiopian Herald] With the expansion of social media and heated political debate on national issues, the contents of hate speech and tribalism/racism are arguably on the rise which some experts advice for serious measures and more stricter legislations to contain the unprecedented damage these may result in.