Ethiopia

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

Addis Ababa

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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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Loot From Ethiopia in British Museums Signifies Lost Heritage - The Wire

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Loot From Ethiopia in British Museums Signifies Lost Heritage
The Wire
But for Ethiopia, there is no connection between the Maqdala war in 1868 and the stolen treasures at Maqdala. The war was imperial aggression against the King of Ethiopia. The stolen treasures amount to pure vandalism, a theft of knowledge and a crime ...



UAE to give Ethiopia $3 billion in aid and investments - Eyewitness News

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UAE to give Ethiopia $3 billion in aid and investments
Eyewitness News
The UAE will deposit $1 billion in Ethiopia's central bank to ease a severe foreign currency shortage, government spokesman Ahmed Shide told Reuters at a palace in Addis Ababa after Abiy met with Abu Dhabi's crown prince, Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed.
UAE pledges Dh11 billion in economic aid to EthiopiaThe National
Somalia, Ethiopia to jointly invest in four seaports on the Red SeaReuters
Ethiopia, Somalia call for joint efforts to fight terrorismXinhua
Aljazeera.com -Daily Nation
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Ethiopian Parliament to grill PM on border, economic decisions - Xinhua

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Ethiopian Parliament to grill PM on border, economic decisions
Xinhua
ADDIS ABABA, June 17 (Xinhua) -- The Ethiopian Parliament is to grill on Monday Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on recent border and economic liberalization decisions made by the ruling coalition. In a press statement, the Ethiopian Parliament, said Ahmed in ...
Protest over decision to award Bademe to Eritrea in the capital cancelledborkena.com

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Somalia and Ethiopia to invest in Red Sea ports - defenceWeb

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Somalia and Ethiopia to invest in Red Sea ports
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After Somalia's president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo hosted Ethiopia's prime minister Abiy Ahmed for a meeting at the presidential palace in Mogadishu, the leaders issued a joint statement of pledges to co-operate on development of infrastructure ...
Ethiopia, Somalia agree free movement of goods, servicesJournalducameroun.com - English - (press release)
Ethiopia to Scrap Trade Barriers With Somalia, Leader Abiy SaysAmerican Journal of Transportation
Somalia, Ethiopia vow to cooperate in fight against Al-ShababGarowe Online

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Ethiopia focuses three stages of economic change - 702

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Ethiopia focuses three stages of economic change
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Lee Kasumba met with the Ethiopian Ambassador to South Africa before heading to the horn of Africa to get a feel of the country and what she should look out for. Kasumba is on a journey across Africa with Standard Bank's Africa Connected to discover ...

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Ethiopia and Eritrea: Turning the promise of peace into the real thing - African Arguments

African Arguments

Ethiopia and Eritrea: Turning the promise of peace into the real thing
African Arguments
20 years since the start of a bloody war between Ethiopia and Eritrea, peace is long overdue. With the region facing unprecedented security threats, a resolution between the neighbours is also needed now more than ever. That is why the announcement ...
Eritrea: Ethiopia and Eritrea - Turning the Promise of Peace Into the Real ThingAllAfrica.com

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National Bank of Ethiopia to get new governor as part of financial institutions reform - borkena.com

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National Bank of Ethiopia to get new governor as part of financial institutions reform
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Yinager Dessie who is currently National Plan Commissioner is expected to take over as Governor of NBE, as per report by The Ethiopian Reporter. And current president of Commercial Bank of Ethiopia, Bekalu Zeleke, is expected to vice president.

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Week-long riots in southern Ethiopia leave 15 dead: media - Xinhua

Week-long riots in southern Ethiopia leave 15 dead: media
Xinhua
ADDIS ABABA, June 16 (Xinhua) -- A week of riots in various parts of Ethiopia's Southern regional state has left 15 people dead, a regional official said on Saturday. Solomon Hailu, Head of Communications Affairs Office, Southern regional state, said ...



Derg Officials Sheltering in Italian Embassy May be Pardoned - Ethiopia Observer

Ethiopia Observer

Derg Officials Sheltering in Italian Embassy May be Pardoned
Ethiopia Observer
Two senior Derg officials who have sheltered in the Italian Embassy in Addis Ababa since 1991 may be about to finally rejoin their families, an Ethiopian newspaper reported. Berhanu Bayeh and Addis Tedla sought safety after the Ethiopian People's ...



Three Kenyans jailed in Ethiopia finally released - Citizen TV (press release)

Citizen TV (press release)

Three Kenyans jailed in Ethiopia finally released
Citizen TV (press release)
Three Kenyans who had been jailed in Ethiopia for alleged telecommunication fraud were finally released and handed over to the Kenyan authorities after spending three years in Kalit Maximum Prison. Foreign Affairs Principal Secretary Macharia Kamau ...