Ethiopia

Country Ethiopia
Capital Addis Ababa
Continent Africa
Currency Birr(ETB)
Languages Amharic

Addis Ababa

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Introduction

Unique among African countries, the ancient Ethiopian monarchy maintained its freedom from colonial rule with the exception of a short-lived Italian occupation from 1936-41. In 1974, a military junta, the Derg, deposed Emperor Haile SELASSIE (who had ruled since 1930) and established a socialist state. Torn by bloody coups, uprisings, wide-scale drought, and massive refugee problems, the regime was finally toppled in 1991 by a coalition of rebel forces, the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF). A constitution was adopted in 1994, and Ethiopia's first multiparty elections were held in 1995. A border war with Eritrea late in the 1990s ended with a peace treaty in December 2000. In November 2007, the Eritrea-Ethiopia Border Commission remotely demarcated the border by geographical coordinates, but final demarcation of the boundary on the ground is currently on hold because of Ethiopian objections to an international commission's finding requiring it to surrender territory considered sensitive to Ethiopia.

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Ethiopia - Wikipedia
Ethiopia - CIA World Fact Book
Ethiopia - BBC
Ethiopia - Timeline - BBC

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At least 40 killed by paramilitaries in eastern Ethiopia - Reuters

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At least 40 killed by paramilitaries in eastern Ethiopia
Reuters
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - At least 40 people were killed by paramilitary forces in eastern Ethiopia over the weekend, a senior regional official said on Monday, in the latest spate of violence driven by ethnic divisions. Unrest first broke out along the ...
Ethiopia: Paramilitaries 'kill at least 40' in Oromia regionAljazeera.com
At Least 40 Killed by Paramilitaries in Eastern Ethiopia - VOA NewsVoice of America

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Ethiopia requests emperor's lock of hair back from London museum ... - The Guardian

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Ethiopia requests emperor's lock of hair back from London museum ...
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The National Army Museum has quietly removed from display a 19th-century looted braid of hair which the Ethiopian government has requested back as a ...

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Ethiopia's Liyu police blamed for deadly attacks in Oromia region ... - africanews

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Ethiopia's Liyu police blamed for deadly attacks in Oromia region ...
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The death of about 40 people in Ethiopia's Oromia region at the weekend is being blamed on the Liyu Police, regional paramilitary force that belongs to the ...
Ethiopian regional force 'kills 37' - Daily NationDaily Nation
Ethiopia: Security Forces Kill 37, Wounded 44 in East Hararghe, Oromia RegionAllAfrica.com

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Ethiopian activists condemn mob action, violence during rally in ... - africanews

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Ethiopian activists condemn mob action, violence during rally in ...
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Known and famed Ethiopian activists took to social media in condemnation of mob violence over the weekend in the Oromia region's town of Shashememe.

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UNHCR Ethiopia - Operational Update (July 2018) - ReliefWeb

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UNHCR Ethiopia - Operational Update (July 2018)
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Renewed violence in the Oromia and SNNP regions of Ethiopia has caused the displacement of over one million Ethiopians, who are now in critical need of humanitarian assistance. The Government of Ethiopia and humanitarian partners require a total of ...
UNHCR Ethiopia Factsheet - July 2018Reliefweb

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Ethiopia frees on bail police suspected of negligence in PM rally blast - Reuters

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Ethiopia frees on bail police suspected of negligence in PM rally blast
Reuters
Earlier this month, Ethiopian federal prosecutors said they had charged five suspects with involvement in the incident, including a man released from prison under a government amnesty, but did not elaborate on the motive for the attack.[L5N1UU2P8].

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Ethiopia: A Militant Cease-Fire Marks One More Accomplishment For the New Prime Minister - STRATFOR

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Ethiopia: A Militant Cease-Fire Marks One More Accomplishment For the New Prime Minister
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Since entering office in April, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has already made waves in a country used to government stasis. He has moved to liberalize the top-heavy economy, promote internal ethnic reconciliation and make peace with Ethiopia's ...
Ethiopian rebels declare ceasefire amid government reformsReuters
Ethiopia's Ogaden rebels declare unilateral ceasefireReliefWeb
Ethiopian rebels declare ceasefireEyewitness News
Xinhua -Business Daily (press release) (blog)
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How social media shaped calls for political change in Ethiopia - Aljazeera.com

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How social media shaped calls for political change in Ethiopia
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When Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed delivered his inauguration speech on April 2, 2018, the bold rhetoric suggested a political revolution for the East African nation. "You could take it as a sort of Obama moment for Ethiopians," says Tamrat G ...



Ethiopian Airlines says likely to establish Nigeria's national carrier ... - africanews

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Ethiopian Airlines says likely to establish Nigeria's national carrier ...
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Ethiopian Airlines capped off a hugely successful and profitable financial year by announcing that they are the frontrunner to set up and manage a new national ...
Ethiopian carrier front runner in tender for planned Nigerian airlineThe Standard
Ethiopian Airlines frontrunner in tender for planned Nigerian airline ...Business Daily (press release) (blog)
Ethiopian Airlines submits proposal for Nigeria Air - ch-aviationch-aviation

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Be Careful What You Believe, Says Ethiopia's Prime Minister - AllAfrica.com

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Be Careful What You Believe, Says Ethiopia's Prime Minister
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Be Careful What You Believe, Says Ethiopia's Prime Minister. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has acknowledged widespread rumors and misinformation online and within local communities and urged people to think carefully when presented with information that ...