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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Ethiopia's massive new dam threatens Egypt's Nile River - CNN

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Ethiopia's massive new dam threatens Egypt's Nile River
CNN
Ethiopia is building its $5 billion Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Blue Nile, near the border with Sudan. When completed, it will be the largest dam in Africa, generating around 6,000 megawatts of electricity for both domestic use and ...

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The power of Ethiopia's gender-balanced cabinet - Aljazeera.com

Aljazeera.com

The power of Ethiopia's gender-balanced cabinet
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Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is drawing admiration from all corners for his transformative leadership. Since coming to power six months ago, he has released political prisoners, widened the democratic space, ended the military stalemate with ...
Abiy Ahmed: Protesting Ethiopian soldiers wanted to kill meDaily Nation
Ethiopia's PM reveals how doing press-ups saved his lifePulse Nigeria
Ethiopia advances economic and military reforms, unlikely to split ruling coalition before 2020 electionIHS Jane's 360
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Italian clothing giant opens factory in Ethiopia's Tigray region - africanews

africanews

Italian clothing giant opens factory in Ethiopia's Tigray region
africanews
Calzedonia (Italy), a big global apparel manufacturer & retailer (4,000 stores), today inaugurated its first #Africa factory in #Ethiopia (Mekele). It already employs 1,300 & exports. Congratution Dr. Veronesi (Calzedonia's visionary founder), CEO & team.

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Ethiopia says CIIE preparations finalized - Xinhua

Ethiopia says CIIE preparations finalized
Xinhua
ADDIS ABABA, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- The Ethiopian government said on Friday that its delegation has finalized the preparation for the upcoming first China International Import Expo (CIIE) scheduled to be held from Nov. 5 to 10 in Shanghai, China ...

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Women This Week: Equality in Ethiopian Cabinet - Council on Foreign Relations (blog)

Council on Foreign Relations (blog)

Women This Week: Equality in Ethiopian Cabinet
Council on Foreign Relations (blog)
New Ethiopian Cabinet Is Half Women. In a cabinet reshuffle this week, Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed appointed ten ministers who are women, rendering the cabinet 50 percent female for the first time. Women hold key portfolios, including trade, ...
Rwanda names 50 percent female Cabinet, following EthiopiaWashington Post
Rwanda names 50% female Cabinet, following EthiopiaNews24

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Ethiopia PM says soldiers' protest attempt to derail reforms - Washington Post

Washington Post

Ethiopia PM says soldiers' protest attempt to derail reforms
Washington Post
ADDIS ABABA, EthiopiaEthiopia's reformist prime minister says a meeting with disgruntled soldiers last week was an attempt to derail dramatic reforms and “there were some sides who regretted I was not killed.” Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's comments ...
Abiy Ahmed's Ethiopian exceptionalismMail and Guardian
Ethiopia's PM says soldiers who marched on palace sought to 'abort reforms'Reuters
Ethiopia protest soldiers were against ongoing reforms - PMafricanews

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Mass Arrests, 'Brainwashing' Threaten Ethiopia's Reform Agenda - ReliefWeb

Mass Arrests, 'Brainwashing' Threaten Ethiopia's Reform Agenda
ReliefWeb
This week, the Ethiopian government released over 1,000 youth from “rehabilitation camps” following a month-long detention. They were among some 3,000 youth from the capital, Addis Ababa, whom the federal police commissioner, Zeynu Jemal, said had ...

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Denmark, Ethiopia expand cooperation on wind energy - Xinhua

Denmark, Ethiopia expand cooperation on wind energy
Xinhua
STOCKHOLM, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- The Danish government announced on Friday it will increase financial support to the Danish-Ethiopian sector cooperation and partnership program "Accelerating Wind Power Generation" in Ethiopia with 7 million DKK (1 ...
Denmark and Ethiopia expand cooperation on Wind EnergyMinistry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark

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Leopards striker seals Ethiopia move - Daily Nation

Daily Nation

Leopards striker seals Ethiopia move
Daily Nation
AFC Leopards striker Alex Orotomal on Friday completed a move to Ethiopian giants Saint George Sports Club signing a three year contract. The Nigerian import joins Kenyan international goalkeeper Patrick Matasi at the Addis Ababa-based club after the ...

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Ethiopia: Release immediately and unconditionally human rights defender arrested for exercising freedom of expression - Amnesty International

Amnesty International

Ethiopia: Release immediately and unconditionally human rights defender arrested for exercising freedom of expression
Amnesty International
The Ethiopian authorities must immediately and unconditionally release a human rights defender and his friend who were arrested and charged for advocating for a more autonomous capital - Addis Ababa, with self-governance similar to other regional ...

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