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: 108,113,150 (2020)

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

 
  • Wed - May 12, 2021: Security Forces in Oromia Publicly Execute a Young Man - Report - AllAfrica News: Ethiopia
    [Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- The communication bureau of Kellem Wollega zone of the Oromia regional state yesterday posted on its Facebook page announcing that the city's security forces have captured a member of 'Abba Torbe', a name of a group that operate under the recently designated terrorist organization referred to by government as 'Shene' as explained in the Facebook post has been assassinating civilians. According to the administration of Dembidolo, the captured member of this group was hit in the leg while trying to evade cap
  • Wed - May 12, 2021: Organizations Center Improving Continental Health - AllAfrica News: Ethiopia
    [Ethiopian Herald] ADDIS ABABA--United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the African Business Coalition for Health (ABCHealth) have signed a partnership to develop two initiatives centering continental health boost. A press release sent to The Ethiopian Herald the Healthcare and Economic Growth in Africa (HEGA) and the West Africa 'African Continental Free Trade Area' (AfCFTA) anchored Pharma Initiative to jointly execute.
  • Wed - May 12, 2021: Interim Administration Expresses Commitment to Make a Difference - AllAfrica News: Ethiopia
    [Ethiopian Herald] ADDIS ABBABA- Tigray Interim Administration announced that the administration is ready to work in collaboration with any cooperative organ so as to restore peace, carry out lifesaving activities and rehabilitate conflict victims in the state.
  • Wed - May 12, 2021: EU to Deepen Strategic Relationship With the Horn of Africa - AllAfrica News: Ethiopia
    [Ethiopian Herald] ADDIS ABABA (ENA) - Council of the European Union on Monday approved conclusions affirming the EU's commitment to give new impetus to its partnership with the Horn of Africa, and establishing a new strategy for the region. A geo-strategic priority for the European Union (EU) in Africa, the Horn of Africa region has undergone unprecedented developments over the last years and is now at a crossroads, according to EU.
  • Wed - May 12, 2021: A Move That Created a Revival for Shoe Factories - AllAfrica News: Ethiopia
    [Ethiopian Herald] The production of leather shoes in Ethiopia dates from the late 1930s when Armenian merchants founded two shoe factories in Addis Ababa. These factories nurtured a number of shoemakers, who opened their own factories in Addis Ababa and trained their workers. Today, the neighborhood of Mercato, a huge marketplace in the city, swarms with shoemakers, wholesale shops dealing in leather, soles, and shoe accessories, and shoe retail stores.