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Ayibe Cheese
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Himbasha Flatbread Himbasha is an Ethiopian and Eritrean sweet bread often served at special occasions.
Injera Flatbread Injera, a sourdough-risen flatbread, is a national dish in Ethiopia and Eritrea.
Meta Beer Beer
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Ye assa Allicha
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Lake Karum
Lake Tana

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Eastern Africa, west of Somalia - The World Factbook

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Particulars for Ethiopia:
Locale Type Nation

Demonym: Ethiopian
Corruption Perceptions Index - 2014, Transparency International: 110

History »

Unique among African countries, the ancient Ethiopian monarchy maintained its freedom from colonial rule with the exception of a short-lived Italian occupation from 1936-41. In 1974, a military junta, the Derg, deposed Emperor Haile SELASSIE (who had ruled since 1930) and established a socialist state. Torn by bloody coups, uprisings, wide-scale drought, and massive refugee problems, the regime was finally toppled in 1991 by a coalition of rebel forces, the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF). A constitution was adopted in 1994, and Ethiopia's first multiparty elections were held in 1995. A border war with Eritrea late in the 1990s ended with a peace treaty in December 2000. In November 2007, the Eritrea-Ethiopia Border Commission(EEBC) issued specific coordinates as virtually demarcating the border and pronounced its work finished. Alleging that the EEBC acted beyond its mandate in issuing the coordinates, Ethiopia has not accepted them and has not withdrawn troops from previously contested areas pronounced by the EEBC as belonging to Eritrea. - The World Factbook

Creative Works »

Rasselas Novel Samuel Johnson Rasselas is set in the Kingdom of Abyssinia (modern-day Ethiopia)
The New World Book Walda-sellase Heruy

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