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Ethiopia: Country in East Africa
Ethiopia, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, is a landlocked country in 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 12th most populous country in the world, the second most populous nation on the African continent, and most populous landlocked country in the world. 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 several kilometres 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.


Trump says Egypt may 'blow up' Ethiopia dam [Video]

Trump says Egypt may 'blow up' Ethiopia dam

While Trump's comments may have offended Ethiopia and pleased Egypt, few appear to be taking a threat of conflict or military action seriously.

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Sudan floods threaten ancient pyramids [Video]

Sudan floods threaten ancient pyramids

More floods are predicted as heavy rains continue not just in Sudan but also in the highlands of neighbouring Ethiopia.

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Ethiopia's Tigray region holds vote, defying Abiy's federal gov't [Video]

Ethiopia's Tigray region holds vote, defying Abiy's federal gov't

Officials holding polls warn that any federal government intervention would amount to a 'declaration of war'.

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