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Transcript of Ethiopia
Ethiopia's flag/ Signs and symbols
Accomplishments/ fun facts
Ethiopians are living miserable lives
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Brief summary of history
Over 4.4 Million Years Ago, early ancestors of humans, lived in Ethiopia. It is one of their earliest known nations.
The Kingdom of Aksum, in northern Ethiopia, is born. It evolves into a rich trading nation by the first century A.D.
Christianity becomes the official religion of the Kingdom of Aksum.
The Zagwe Dynasty rules over the northern highlands. The kings introduce a sense of unity and stability.
Ethiopians defeat Italy in the Battle of Adwa. It is the first time Africans defeated a European power’s attempt to conquer land.
Haile Selassie is crowned emperor. During his reign, slavery is abolished and Ethiopia begins to modernize.
Italy occupies Ethiopia. Haile Selassie forms an alliance with Britain. In 1941, Ethiopian and British forces drive Italian forces out of Addis Ababa.
A border war between Ethiopia and Eritrea costs over 70,000 lives. A peace agreement is eventually reached. Eventually, Eritrea becomes an independent nation.
Epiphany (baptism of Jesus) -January 19th
Meskel (finding of the true cross)-September 17th
Id Al Adha-March 15th
-During all religious holidays, members go to their place of worship (i.e church, temple, etc)
The government of Ethiopia is a dictatorship that comprises of the executive, legislative, judicial branches, the administrative divisions and the political parties.
The Federal Legislative power and the Executive powers are held by the government of Ethiopia which is headed by the Prime Minister Desalegn, who is the head of the government and the Judiciary.
Prime Minister of Ethiopia
Hailemariam Desalegn Boshe is an Ethiopian politician who has served as Prime Minister of Ethiopia since 2012.
Political party: Southern Ethiopian People's Democratic Movement