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Ethiopia

Country in East Africa

Ethiopia, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, is a landlocked country in the Horn of Africa. It shares borders with Eritrea to the north, Djibouti to the northeast, Somalia to the east, Kenya to the south, South Sudan to the west and Sudan to the northwest. With over 109 million inhabitants as of 2019, Ethiopia is the most populous landlocked country in the world and the second-most populous nation on the African continent. The country has a total area of 1,100,000 square kilometres (420,000 sq mi). Its capital and largest city is Addis Ababa, which lies a few miles west of the East African Rift that splits the country into the African and Somali tectonic plates. Ethiopian national identity is grounded in the historic and contemporary roles of Christianity and Islam, and the independence of Ethiopia from foreign rule, stemming from the various ancient Ethiopian kingdoms of antiquity.

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Egypt sees the dam as an existential threat, while Ethiopia sees it as an existential necessity.
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 day ago

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Opposition politician Jawar Mohammed has been detained after being accused of inciting violence.
Credit: BBC News - Published 2 days ago

Protests over the killing of Hachalu Hundessa spread from Oromia, where he was seen as a hero.
Credit: BBC News - Published 6 days ago

The BBC's Amensisa Ifa was close to Ethiopian protest singer Hachalu Hundessa, who was shot dead on Monday.
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 week ago

Popular Oromo musician Hachalu Hundessa is being buried as unrest over his death spreads.
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 week ago

Police are investigating the incident, which is being linked to unrest in Ethiopia.
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 week ago

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