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Ethiopia is used to designate the lands inhabited by the sons of Cush, and is therefore applied to all the scattered regions inhabited by that family.
Ethiopia's real occupation by Egypt did not begin until the Twelfth Dynasty, when the Pharaohs, being once more in peaceful possession of the Nile Valley, began an era of conquest, and the country of the cataracts became their earliest prey.
Ethiopia, but in spite of the numbers and prowess of his troops he was obliged to retreat.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/05566a.htm   (5590 words)

  Ethiopia (07/07)
Ethiopia is located in the Horn of Africa and is bordered on the north and northeast by Eritrea, on the east by Djibouti and Somalia, on the south by Kenya, and on the west and southwest by Sudan.
Ethiopia is the oldest independent country in Africa and one of the oldest in the world.
Ethiopia was a charter member of the United Nations and took part in UN operations in Korea in 1951 and the Congo in 1960.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/2859.htm   (3863 words)

 Ethiopia, Africa - Travel Guide and Tourist Information
Ethiopia is situated in North Eastern Africa bordering Sudan to the north and north west, Eritrea to the north and north east, Djibouti to the east, Somalia to the east and south east and to the south lies Kenya.
Ethiopia's largest lake, Lake Tana, is the source of the Blue Nile River.
Ethiopia is home not only to nearly a hundred different tribes, each with its own language, and also to an astonishing array of animal and bird life, much of it unique to this wonderful country.
www.africaguide.com /country/ethiopia   (305 words)

With the secession of Eritrea, Ethiopia lost access to an estimated 1,011 km (628 mi) of Red Sea coastline.
In January 1976, the 13 insurance companies operating in Ethiopia were nationalized and fused into an inclusive national insurance organization, the Ethiopian Insurance Corp. In 1994, the insurance industry was deregulated.
On 1 January 2003, Ethiopia replaced its sales tax with a value-added tax (VAT) set at a standard rate of 12%.
www.nationsencyclopedia.com /Africa/Ethiopia.html   (371 words)

 SIM Country Profile: Ethiopia
Ethiopia’s rugged mountains and isolated river valleys make it one of the most breathtaking nations on the continent to visit.
SIM Ethiopia is working closely with churches of the Sudan Interior Church (SIC) in two camps to train and disciple church leaders and to promote literacy and education, particularly as many believers begin to return to southern Sudan and their former homes.
Although much of Ethiopia is well-watered and receives sufficient rainfall for agriculture, disruptions in weather patterns have resulted in prolonged periods of drought, causing suffering and death for hundreds of thousands of people.
www.sim.org /country.asp?CID=10&fun=1   (1949 words)

 Ethiopia: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — FactMonster.com
Ethiopia is in east-central Africa, bordered on the west by the Sudan, the east by Somalia and Djibouti, the south by Kenya, and the northeast by Eritrea.
Originally called Abyssinia, Ethiopia is sub-Saharan Africa's oldest state, and its Solomonic dynasty claims descent from King Menelik I, traditionally believed to have been the son of the queen of Sheba and King Solomon.
Ancient Ethiopia reached its peak in the 5th century, then was isolated by the rise of Islam and weakened by feudal wars.
www.factmonster.com /ipka/A0107505.html   (1354 words)

 Ethiopia Maps - Perry-Castañeda Map Collection - UT Library Online
Ethiopia - Economic Activity from Map No. 503188 1976 (138K)
Ethiopia - Population from Map No. 503188 1976 (127K)
Ethiopia - Vegetation from Map No. 503188 1976 (121K)
www.lib.utexas.edu /maps/ethiopia.html   (130 words)

 Ethiopia on the Internet
The EDLA is "committed to the education of the Ethiopian youth in collaboraton with grass root organizations including, The International Open College of Ethiopia, the Virtual School of Ethiopian Studies and the Ethiopian Virtual University." Site maintained by Dr. Abebe Kebede, North Carolina A and T State University.
News on Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa.
TISJD goals are to promote "Peace, Democracy, Justice and Respect for Civil and Human Rights in Ethiopia." "To defend individuals who are victims of government repression, harassment, and torture because of their political views, religious beliefs, and Ethnic background." Many articles, commentary, press releases, news of rallies and demonstrations, radio programs.
www-sul.stanford.edu /depts/ssrg/africa/ethio.html   (8575 words)

 allAfrica.com: Ethiopia
Ethiopia's main opposition, the Coalition for Unity and Democracy (CUD) is seeking the support and backing of the United States government in its struggle for democracy in the country, its Spokesman said in an interview.
Ethiopia has received 12.4 million USD from Spain MDG Achievement Fund for the country's programs in the areas of Gender equality and women's empowerment and environment and climate change.
The dispute between Total Ethiopia and owners of fuel stations formerly branded under Mobil is still lingering after Mobil was sold to Total last year, with some of the proprietors of the fuel stations allegedly refusing to be passed over to a third party, sources told The Reporter.
allafrica.com /ethiopia   (1165 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Africa | Country profiles | Country profile: Ethiopia
At the end of 2006 Ethiopia sent between 5,000 and 10,000 troops into Somalia to support forces of the weak transitional government there and helped to oust the Islamists who had controlled southern Somalia for six months.
Although the state controls most of Ethiopia's radio stations and the sole national TV network, the print and broadcast media have seen dramatic changes since the fall of Mengistu in the early 1990s.
Deregulation has been on the cards for some years and in 2006 licences were awarded to two private FM stations in the capital.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/africa/country_profiles/1072164.stm   (892 words)

 MPR: Unrest in Ethiopia worries local Oromo
The ruling party of Ethiopia, on the other hand, is made up of people of a different ethnicity, the Tigre.
The conflict between the different ethnic groups in Ethiopia can be fairly complicated, but what is well-documented are the significant human rights violations, patterns of killings, torture, and arbitrary detention of Ethiopians who oppose the government.
She says, though ethnic conflict has been going on for over a hundred years in Ethiopia, she too is noticing a new trend from the Ethiopian government.
minnesota.publicradio.org /display/web/2007/09/21/theoromo/?rsssource=1   (1153 words)

 CyberEthiopia - Home
The verdict in the case of Ethiopian anti-poverty campaigners Daniel Bekele and Netsanet Demissie, which was expected on the 22nd of November, has been postponed again because a judge is in hospital.
The last evidence in the case was presented in Ethiopia's Federal High Court on 2 August.
The two prisoners have been waiting since then to hear their verdict, first while the court completed its annual recess, and then for a further six weeks after the judges said that they needed extra time to consider all the evidence.
www.cyberethiopia.com   (648 words)

 CBC News Indepth: Ethiopia
She still plans to be a nurse among poor children in Ethiopia.
Now aged 23, Birhan is in her second year of Agricultural College and she hopes to later combine this with a degree in nursing to prepare her for work among poor farm families in the largely impoverished northern provinces of Ethiopia.
Birhan still hopes to visit Canada in the future, but at the moment her education is her priority and she is pleased to be back with her friends in college.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/ethiopia   (1960 words)

 Ethiopia Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
Travelling in Ethiopia won't be everyone's cup of chai: there's not much tourist infrastructure here, and checking your email rivals carrier pigeon for speed.
When To Go Ethiopia is pretty pleasant all year round, with temperatures in Addis Ababa averaging around 20°C (68°F) no matter what the season.
Bluelist it › If you want your list to be considered for the Ethiopia book, use the keyword 'highlight'.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/africa/ethiopia   (398 words)

 MediaETHIOPIA - Your Ultimate Portal to Ethiopia.
erhaps the single most important event that had a dramatic effect on Ethiopia's history in the 2nd Millennium was the invasion of Ethiopia by the Jihadist Gragn Mohammed resulting in the pillage and destruction of the country's unique cultural and religious items.
The ethnic balance of Ethiopia had changed so much so that in the reign of one Gondarian emperor, the court language was actually Oromignna.
Population explosion coupled with high urban unemployment (estimated as much as 25-30% among 25-35 year olds) and lack of economic opportunities among the vast majority of city dwellers have produced a dangerous mood, particularly among the young.
www.ethiopians.com   (1499 words)

 Ethiopia News - Topix
For example, the NGO ActionAid says Daniel Bekele, its policy manager in Ethiopia, and Netsanet Demissie, general manager of the Organization for Social Justice in Ethiopia, are still on trial.
The Prime Minister of Ethiopia told a press conference that “the Ethiopian government isn’t willing and is unable to be run like a banana republic from Capitol Hill.” The U.S. Congress is not in the business of running banana republics.
Ethiopia is a symbol of freedom, a country with rich history.
www.topix.net /world/ethiopia   (2224 words)

 IRIN Africa | Ethiopia
ADDIS ABABA, 5 September 2007 (IRIN) - Ethiopia has stepped up recruitment and training of primary healthcare providers and is building more health centres in an effort to make such care available for all by 2010, health minister Tewodros Adhanom said.
ADDIS ABABA, 21 August 2007 (IRIN) - Ethiopia will distribute 20 million free treated mosquito bed nets as part of campaign that will culminate with the country's Millennium celebrations in September.
ADDIS ABABA, 31 July 2007 (IRIN) - The number of girls and women who undergo female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) has declined in Ethiopia's Southern Regional State, and could be reduced further if stronger penalties were enforced, an NGO leader said.
www.irinnews.org /frontpage.asp?SelectRegion=Horn_of_Africa&SelectCountry=Ethiopia   (509 words)

 UNDP Ethiopia Home
The Country Programme Document for UNDP Ethiopia was developed after a series of consultation with the Government of Ethiopia at both national and regional level.
It is fully consistent with the new United Nations Development Assistance Framework [UNDAF] and the poverty reduction strategy known as the plan for Accelerated and Sustained Development to End Poverty [PASDEP], which mainstreams the MDGs and was prepared during the course of 2005.
The key focus of the CPD is supporting the government and people of Ethiopia as they strive to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, with particular regard to reducing absolute poverty.
www.et.undp.org   (264 words)

 map of ethiopia and ethiopia map and information page
A constitution was adopted in 1994, and Ethiopia's first multiparty elections were held in 1995.
Final demarcation of the boundary is currently on hold due to Ethiopian objections to an international commission's finding requiring it to surrender territory considered sensitive to Ethiopia.
If you would like to submit an addition, change or correction, or suggest a new link, please forward it to our map department and we will give it our immediate attention.
www.worldatlas.com /webimage/countrys/africa/et.htm   (315 words)

The World Bank is helping to fight poverty and improve the living standards for the people of Ethiopia.  This country is one of the largest beneficiaries of the World Bank’s concessional lending program, the
Ethiopia ’s Challenge: Accelerating Equitable Growth, Completing Institutional, Social Transition (Press Release)
Ethiopia A Country Status Report on Health and Poverty (PDF 1.2MB)
web.worldbank.org /WBSITE/EXTERNAL/COUNTRIES/AFRICAEXT/ETHIOPIAEXTN/0,,menuPK:295935~pagePK:141159~piPK:141110~theSitePK:295930,00.html   (308 words)

 African Studies Center | Ethiopia Page
Ethiopia Embassy in the U.S. World Factbook entry for Ethiopia
The index has been created by The Norwegian Council for Africa, as part of its comprehensive effort to strengthen the knowledge of Africa and African affairs.
UN Commission report on the border conflict between Eritrea and Ethiopia.
www.africa.upenn.edu /Country_Specific/Ethiopia.html   (301 words)

 Embassy of Ethiopia, London
Accession to WTO help Ethiopia to be globally competitive
Ethiopia to implement livestock, meat quality assurance system
bsorbed by the current investment climate and opportunities in Ethiopia, a Dutch national is to invest over 40 mln USD on a five star hotel and real-estate ventures in Addis Ababa.
www.ethioembassy.org.uk   (293 words)

 Ethiopia and the IMF -- Page 1 of 5
On behalf of: Angola, Burundi, Botswana, The State of Eritrea, The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, The Gambia, Kenya, Lesotho, Republic of Mozambique, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Kingdom of Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia.
On behalf of: Angola, Burundi, Botswana, The State of Eritrea, The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, The Gambia, Kenya, Liberia, Lesotho, Republic of Mozambique, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Kingdom of Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
By David Andrews, Lodewyk Erasmus, and Robert Powell - Assessing the impact of a dramatic increase in aid on one of Africa's poorest countries.
www.imf.org /external/country/ETH/index.htm   (640 words)

 Eritrea-Ethiopia Boundary Commission
Map 11: International Boundary between the State of Eritrea and the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Central Sector (in a scale of 1:360,000)
Map 12: International Boundary between the State of Eritrea and the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Eastern Sector (in a scale of 1:1,000,000)
Map 15: International Boundary between the State of Eritrea and the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Central Sector (from the headwater of the Muna to the confluence of the Muna and the Endeli in a scale of 1:50,000)
www.un.org /NewLinks/eebcarbitration   (317 words)

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