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

 
  • Fri - Aug 18, 2017: Deepening Drought Hits Herders As Millions Go Hungry - AllAfrica News: Ethiopia
    [Thomson Reuters Foundation] Rome -Eastern and southern Africa were hit hard last year by drought exacerbated by El Niño that wilted crops, slowed economic growth and drove food prices higher
  • Fri - Aug 18, 2017: Ethiopian Premier Meets VP - AllAfrica News: Ethiopia
    [SNA] Khartoum -The Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Hailemariam Desalegn met at his residence in Corinthia Hotel in Khartoum, Thursday, wih the Vice-President of the Republic, Hassabo Mohamed Abdul-Rahman and discussed progress bilateral relations and ways of boosting them further in a way that serves interests of the two brotherly people.
  • Fri - Aug 18, 2017: Sudanese and Ethiopian Ministers of Information Discuss Aspects of Joint Cooperation in Media - AllAfrica News: Ethiopia
    [SNA] Khartoum -Minister of Information, Dr Ahmed Bilal discussed with his Ethiopian counterpart, Negeri Lencho, cooperation in media between Sudan and Ethiopia.
  • Fri - Aug 18, 2017: Desalgen - Sudanese-Ethiopian Relations Distinguished and Deeply Rooted - AllAfrica News: Ethiopia
    [SNA] Khartoum -The Ethiopian Prime Minister, Haile Mariam Desalgen has described the Sudanese-Ethiopian bilateral relations as distinguished and deeply rooted.
  • Fri - Aug 18, 2017: Al-Basher - Sudan and Ethiopia Share Identical Viewpoints - AllAfrica News: Ethiopia
    [SNA] Khartoum -President of the republic, Field Marshal, Omer Al-Basher has disclosed that Sudan and Ethiopia shared identical viewpoints and strong political will to develop their bilateral relations towards integration in all fields.