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  Coffee History, Production, Economy - Ethiopia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Ethiopia is the primary centre of origin and genetic diversity of the Arabica coffee plant, earlier known as jasminum arabicum laurifolia.
With coffee thus a commodity crop earlier than 1500, Ethiopia is the oldest coffee exporter in the world, though external invasions and internal conflicts have at times had a negative impact on the country's coffee export history.
The soils in the southern and western parts of the coffee-growing regions of Ethiopia are of volcanic origin, with a high nutrient-holding capacity for clay minerals.
www.treecrops.org /country/ethiopia_coffee.asp   (1844 words)

  Ethiopia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Ethiopia is 1,127,127 km² in size, and is the major portion of the Horn of Africa, which is the eastern-most part of the African landmass.
After the 1974 revolution, the economy of Ethiopia was run as a socialist economy: strong state controls were implemented, and a large part of the economy was transferred to the public sector, including most modern industry and large-scale commercial agriculture, all agricultural land and urban rental property, and all financial institutions.
Ethiopia's livestock population is believed to be the largest in Africa, and as of 1987 accounted for about 15 percent of the GDP.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/E/Ethiopia.htm   (1657 words)

Du Bois saw Ethiopia as the "all-mother of men," an ancient land of immense importance to human history, while the followers of Marcus Garvey dreamed that the children of slaves might return to Africa and live in Ethiopia, a nation that in the biblical Book of Psalms "stretched out her hands unto God."
In the late 1990s Ethiopia faced the challenge of overcoming ethnic strife and years of economic mismanagement to recover the prosperity and cultural richness it once enjoyed.
The name of Ethiopia is taken from a Greek expression meaning "burnt faces." The Greeks applied this term to the Kushite kingdom and fl Africa in general.
archive.blackvoices.com /research/encarta/tt_218.asp   (3463 words)

 Amhara Region - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Amhara (አማራ) is one of the nine ethnic divisions (kililoch) of Ethiopia, containing the homeland of the Amhara people.
Previously known as Region 3, its capital is Bahir Dar.
During Ethiopia's Imperial era, Amhara was a province ruled by a native Ras or Negus.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Amhara,_Ethiopia   (83 words)

 Why War? Keywords: Ethiopia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
He fought against Ethiopia in the Ogaden province battles under the banner of a group known as the "I...
The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (Ityop'iya, Amharic የኢትዮጵያ) is a nation of northeastern Africa.
A constitution was adopted in 1994 and Ethiopia's first multiparty elections were held in 1995.
www.why-war.com /encyclopedia/places/Ethiopia   (540 words)

 Ethiopia - - Regions and Towns
Addis Ababa, the Capital of modern Ethiopia, and gateway for most tourists, is the political and commercial heart of the Country.
Flourishing handicraft industries produce leather, metal, and textile goods, which are traded along with the regional agricultural produce, such as coffee, tobacco, and dairy items, in the vast open-air market known as the Mercato, on the W side of the city.
Ethiopias history begins with a glance at the tantalizing remains of Yeha - the countrys earliest high civilisation.
www.africaguide.com /country/ethiopia/regions.htm   (2440 words)

 A short history of Ethiopia
Ethiopia is one of the eldest cultures of Africa and is known since 2000 BC.
The former Italian colony of Eritrea is federated with Ethiopia in 1950.
Ethiopia enjoys greater political participation and freer debate than ever before in their history, although some fundamental freedoms, including freedom of the press, are in practice somewhat circumscribed.
www.electionworld.org /history/ethiopia.htm   (766 words)

 Ethiopia -- Entotto to the River Baro
The mountains of the south-west regions of Ethiopia are the heart of a mountain range, extending from three mountain masses.
The Kaffa highlands are populated by Sidamo, and the region to the north of the Abbay is settled by Abyssinians (Amhara).59
Botor, Enareya-Lima, Jimma-Aba-Jefar are mountainous regions, populated by Galla of the Javi clan.
www.samizdat.com /entotto.html   (23829 words)

 Ethiopia - MSN Encarta
Ethnic groups that were brought into Ethiopia in the 19th and 20th centuries, such as the Oromo, Afars, Somali, and Eritreans, stepped up their demands for self-determination.
The embattled northern regions of Ethiopia were hardest hit by the drought.
In December Eritrea and Ethiopia, under the auspices of the UN, signed a peace agreement that formally ended the war and established a UN commission to demarcate the border between the countries.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761573854_8/Ethiopia.html   (1449 words)

 680 die in Ethiopia cholera outbreak - Boston.com
Eight of Ethiopia's 11 regions have already been affected by the outbreak, according to Ethiopia's Health Ministry and the U.N. The remote eastern region of Afar has recorded more than 1,000 new cases in the last week alone.
The U.N. in Ethiopia has said the disease is suspected of having entered Ethiopia from Sudan last year, where the disease was confirmed in early 2006.
U.N. officials in Ethiopia are unable to act on their own about the issue and are obligated to follow the lead of the country's Health Ministry.
www.boston.com /yourlife/health/diseases/articles/2007/02/21/680_die_in_ethiopia_cholera_outbreak?mode=PF   (585 words)

 Ethiopia - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Unique among African countries, Ethiopia maintained independence during the Scramble for Africa, and continued to do so until 1936-1941, when the Italian army invaded the country.
Ethiopia is an ecologically diverse country with land below sea level and above 10,000 feet.
Ethiopia is home to many different groups of people, the three largest groups being the Oromo, Amhara (whose Amharic language is used for official purposes), and Tigrawot.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /ethiopia.htm   (724 words)

 Ethiopia - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (Ityop'iya, Amharic ኢትዮጵያ) is a country of northeastern Africa.
Unique among African countries, the Ethiopian monarchy maintained its freedom from colonial rule throughout the twentieth century, with the exception of the Italian occupation of 1936–1941.
Ethiopia was known by an older name, Abyssinia, until the 20th century.
open-encyclopedia.com /Ethiopia   (294 words)

 Encyclopedia: Regions of Ethiopia
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Ethiopia is divided into 9 ethnically-based administrative regions (kililoch; singular - kilil):
These administrative regions replaced the older system of provinces (which are still sometimes used to indicate location within Ethiopia).
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Regions-of-Ethiopia   (113 words)

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Over 80% of the total population of Ethiopia who lives in the country side (rural areas), still is engaged in small-scale agriculture using primitive methods of farming resulting in low agricultural productivity that is insufficient to meet the basic needs of the country's population.
However, the primary function of regional development of a government that claims to be "democratic", must be to promote national development affecting all regions of the country.
Unless their activities are halted soon, the gap of economic development between regions in Ethiopia will continue to widen an abated, with the frightening results that Ethiopia will remain underdeveloped and hundreds of millions of desperately poor people throughout the neglected regions will be further hurt.
www.ethiopians.com /ed.html   (1850 words)

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Control measures in Africa including Ethiopia rely on insecticide use, which is ineffective because of rapid development of resistance to insecticides and the decimation of the natural enemies associated with it which play an important role in regulating the DBM population.
Results of cluster analysis of regions surveyed for abundance of DBM and its parasitoids using Ward’ s minimum variance method is shown in dendrogram (Fig.4) and depicted in map (Fig.5).
Regions 1 and 4 are grouped under cluster 1; regions 3, 5, 7, 11 and 12 under cluster 2 ; region 2 alone under cluster 3 ; and regions 6, 8, 9 and 13 under cluster 4.
dbm2002.cirad.fr /papers/ayalew.doc   (1779 words)

 UN Country Team Ethiopia: Shortage of Supplies, 04/06/01
Ethiopia is one of the countries lying in the “African Meningitis Belt”.
The outbreak further spread to SNNPR in the south, Gambella region in the west, Tigray in the north, Diredawa and Somali Region in the east.
The number of regions affected has increased from one in October to 10 in March with a total of 33 Zones and 93 weredas affected by end March.
www.africa.upenn.edu /Hornet/mening0401.html   (1684 words)

 Embassy of Ethiopia, Washington, DC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Ethiopia is a mosaic of diverse people who live peacefully, side-by-side speaking a multitude of different tongues, practicing different religions and customs, and celebrating a rich and eclectic history.
The religions in Ethiopia are predominantly Ethiopian Orthodox (or Monophysite Christianity) and Islam.
Ethiopia uses the Julian Solar calendar, which is made up of 12 equal months of 30 days each and a thirteenth month consisting of 5 or 6 days, depending on the year.
www.ethiopianembassy.org /population.shtml   (1058 words)

 Ethiopia - It is all about access to the sea!
Ethiopia was within its right to fight an enemy that repeatedly declared war against it, issued an ultimatum, and threatened its access to sea.
The long documented hostile Arab activity against Ethiopia aside, it is sufficient to mention that it was Qatar, an Arab nation and the current chair of the UN security council, that introduced a resolution and called for a unilateral withdrawal of Ethiopian forces from Somalia.
Ethiopia is not different and has to fight for her right to secure unfettered access to the sea.
www.hiiraan.com /op2/2007/jan/ethiopia_-_it_is_all_about_access_to_the_sea_.aspx   (1303 words)

 SudanTribune article : Regions in Ethiopia, Kenya should be part of Somalia - Islamist
Nov 18, 2006 (MOGADISHU) — Somalia’s Islamic leader wants the Somali regions of Kenya and Ethiopia to be part of Somalia, he said in a radio interview, reviving the idea of a "Greater Somalia," which caused tensions in the 1970s and was a cause of the war with Ethiopia.
Despite a disastrous and short-lived invasion of Ethiopia in 1977 and political anarchy since 1992, Somali nationalists and Islamic fundamentalists have continued to advocate the idea of Greater Somalia.
Eritrea, a nation that broke away from Ethiopia in a 1961-1991 civil war and fought a 1998-2000 border war with its rival, supports the Islamic militia.
www.sudantribune.com /spip.php?article18770   (517 words)

 Crop Production Zones in Ethiopia
Teff, indigenous to Ethiopia, forms the staple diet of many Ethiopians and it furnishes the flour to make injera, an unleavened bread that is consumed in the highlands and in urban centers throughout the country.
Domestically, chat is a major source of revenue in the southeastern areas of Ethiopia, with the bulk of the crop being ferried daily by air and truck to Djibouti and Somaliland via Harar and Dire Dawa.
Coffee area is estimated at about half million hectares, and about 98 percent of all coffee is produced by peasants on smallholdings of less than a hectare, and the remaining two percent is produced by commercial (state and private) farms.
www.fas.usda.gov /pecad2/highlights/2002/10/ethiopia/baseline/Eth_Crop_Production.htm   (760 words)

 Ethiopia - Map of Ethiopia, Administrative Regions - Geography
Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti and Somalia are known as the Horn of Africa.
Ethiopia is located at 3 degree and 14.8 degree latitude, 33 degree and 48 degree longitude in the Eastern part of Africa laying between the Equator and the Tropic of Cancer.
Ethiopia is the tenth largest and the third most populous state in Africa after Nigeria and Egypt.
www.ethiopiantreasures.toucansurf.com /pages/geography.htm   (398 words)

 Yirgacheffe, Sidamo and Harrar coffee growing regions of Ethiopia
Ethiopia's economy is based on agriculture, which accounts for half of GDP, 60% of exports, and 80% of total employment.
Native arabica (arabica coffee is indigenous to Ethiopia)
Ethiopia's high quality exportable hides and skins include: pickled, wet blue and crust sheep skins; wet blue and crust goat skins; crust cow hides, finished garment leather, lining/upper leather, suede leather, full grain leather, embossed leather, patent leather, and so on.
www.ethiopianrestaurant.com /coffee_export.html   (360 words)

 IFES - Ethiopia
Ethiopia’s main opposition group, the Coalition for Unity and Democracy (CUD), has refused to accept the election results.
The focus of the project was to build the capacity of civil society to develop and disseminate voter and civic education for May elections and 2006 local elections.
Opposition party mistrust of the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE), reports of intimidation and violence, and highly polarizing rhetoric raised concerns during the pre-election period but did not deter opposition parties from campaigning in nearly every constituency.
www.ifes.org /ethiopia.html   (430 words)

 Ethiopia Literature
This article outlines the role of oral poetry in contemporary rural politics, in an area of Ethiopia where a majority of the population is illiterate and where writing is not a significant medium of expression.
Differences in regional administrative policies and political cultures affect the degree to which central policies reflect local concerns.
Ethiopia is one of the poorest countries in the world, and of negligible interest to foreign speculators.
www.uic.edu /jaddams/college/ethiopialiterature.htm   (2481 words)

 Regions of Ethiopia -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Regions of Ethiopia -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article
(Ethiopia is a republic in northeastern Africa on the Red Sea; formerly called Abyssinia) Ethiopia is divided into 9 ethnically-based administrative regions (kililoch; singular - kilil):
(The capital of Ethiopia and the country's largest city; located in central Ethiopia) Addis Ababa
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/r/re/regions_of_ethiopia.htm   (296 words)

 Tigrai.org: Ethiopia - Tigrai news and information page.
Tigrai: - is the northernmost region of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.
At the heart of the Horn of Africa, it is bounded to the north by Eritrea, to the west by the Sudan and to the east and south by the Afar and Amhara Regions of Ethiopia.
The track from Atsbi leads to within a few meters of the foot of the hill and the combined view of the scattered trees arrayed of both sides of the track, the grazing fields and the mountains of far-off Womberta is spectacular.
www.tigrai.org /TNTourism.html   (1724 words)

 ETHIOPIA, Landmine Monitor Report 2000
Ethiopia voted in favor of the December 1999 UNGA resolution supporting the treaty, as it had with previous pro-ban UNGA resolutions in 1996, 1997 and 1998.
ONLF is also thought to have been behind a number of landmine incidents in the Somali National Region of Ethiopia, including an accident that seriously damaged the emergency medical ambulance in the region.
All mine-affected regions of Ethiopia are extremely underdeveloped with poor infrastructure and poorly equipped health care facilities.
www.icbl.org /lm/2000/ethiopia.html   (3213 words)

 Ethiopian Jews and their Names
In Ethiopia, like in other Jewish communities in the past, each individual had his or her given name, which in some cases was accompanied by the father's given name.
The names of the Jews of Ethiopia can be categorized in various groups according to their meaning and origins: names that reflect everyday life activities or various aspects of nature, names of Biblical origin or that echo local traditions, as well as names of grandparents and other ancestors.
The mass immigration of the Jews of Ethiopia to Israel, especially during the 1980s and early 1990s, brought about changes in the traditional Jewish Ethiopian society; one of the results being that many given names became fixed hereditary family names.
www.bh.org.il /Names/ethiopianames.asp   (717 words)

 With the Armies of Menelik II, emperor of Ethiopia
At that time, the southern regions of Abyssinia were subjected to invasion by wild nomadic Galla tribes, who, crowded in their own lands, invaded Abyssinia in an irrepressible stream and took the best lands along the rivers Gibye, Didessa, the Blue Nile and Awash.
The regions to the northwest of Lake Rudolf were until very recently "terra incognita" in the full sense of the term.
However, once these regions had been completely destroyed by war, they could not supply provisions for all the troops that had conquered them, which gave rise to the conquest of neighboring lands which were still free.
www.samizdat.com /armies.html   (23327 words)

 USAID Democracy and Governance: Africa: Ethiopia
The 2002-2003 drought fully demonstrated the fragility of Ethiopia’s social and economic condition.
The current emergency in Ethiopia is reflected in the severe malnutrition and excess mortality that exists due to prolonged drought conditions and the deteriorated health and livelihood status of the population that prevents communities from responding to previous and subsequent economic and climatic shocks.
In 2004 and 2005, most of the vulnerable population, which is still recovering from cumulative shocks over the past three years, will require substantial and continued emergency food, health, agriculture, and cash assistance.
www.usaid.gov /our_work/democracy_and_governance/regions/afr/ethiopia.html   (422 words)

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