Well here are 10 other fun facts about Ethiopia that you probably didn’t know: 1.Ethiopia is about 7.5 years behind the United Kingdom. Learn how your comment data is processed. Confused? We have another written language going back to 3000 bc in Liberia and Sierra Leone called Vai.

Ano ang mga kasabihan sa sa aking kababata? The earliest known recorded history arose in Ancient Egypt, and later in Nubia, the Sahel, the Maghreb and the Horn of Africa. Ethiopian entrepreneur Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu is the founder of soleRebels, a brand of footwear that fuses recycled car tires for the soles with traditional Ethiopian crafts and modern design. Be informed and learn. Ethiopia is mentioned 40 times in the Bible and it is one of the few countries mentioned in the Bible, the Koran, Homer’s Odyssey, and many other ancient books. Dr. Clyde Winters, wrote that before the rise of the Egyptians and Sumerians there was a wonderful civilization in the fertile African Sahara, where people developed perhaps the world’s oldest known form of writing. But opting out of some of these cookies may have an effect on your browsing experience. Since 2005, agricultural growth has been responsible for a reduction in poverty of 4 percent a year, suggesting that the agricultural growth strategy pursued by the Government of Ethiopia has paid off. Every day, he ran 6 miles (10 km) to school and back as a child. This is impressive in its own right, about 2,500 years, that is a very long kingdom, but by no means the longest. Population: 3.385 million (2008), 0-14 years: 44.2% (male 21,376,243/female 21,308,454), 15-24 years: 19.9% (male 9,557,462/female 9,692,275), 25-54 years: 29.2% (male 14,023,218/female 14,176,263), 55-64 years: 3.9% (male 1,826,602/female 1,919,212), 65 years and over: 2.8% (male 1,242,171/female 1,511,558) (2014 est.). More than a million people from Egypt and around the world visit each year, and many retreats, conferences, and youth programs are hosted there, making the monastery a key community center. Six o’clock is said to be 12 o’clock, and 16:00 hours is 10 o’clock. From the 1700s, for roughly 100 years, there was no central power in Ethiopia. 5.The legendary Ark of the Covenant, the relic said to hold the 10 Commandments, is claimed to be housed in a church in Ethiopia. Ethiopia was never colonized, and has always maintained indigeneous rule except for a brief period during WW2, when Mussolini invaded and was later repelled by a combination of Ethiopian forces, African forces under British command and British soldiers. PH Required fields are marked *. I don’t know why I have some unexplained homesickness for Ethiopia. Addis ababadoesnt mean white flower rather “new flower” named by empress Tayitu wife of Menlik ll, Visa free countries for Seychelles Passport, the most powerful passport in Africa, Top 10 Most Beautiful Buildings In Africa, 45 Visa Free Countries For Nigerians To Visit, Made in #Nigeria an electricity generator that is powered by water, 10 of Africa’s most amazing Tourist places you must visit, The 10 Best Africans In The English Premier League, 16 Reasons Why You Should Visit South Africa For The Holidays, Botswana police ranked Africa’s best, Nigeria at bottom of global report, Isabel dos Santos only African on Forbes 2017 ‘100 most powerful women’, 11 Businesses Owned By Asamoah Gyan You Probably Didn’t Know About, The 10 Best South African Summer Songs of 2017. But it re-emerges 500 years later under native rule. Christianity has a long and rich tradition in Africa. Here are 10 of the oldest countries … In Lesotho, temperatures in June goes around 0 Celsius and regular heavy snowfall is common in the higher mountain ranges.

In 1916, the Christian nobility deposed the sitting king, Lij Iyassu because of his Muslim sympathies and made his predecessor’s, (King Menelik 11 1889 – 1913), daughter, Zewditu, Empress. Newslex point is also accessible via the web at www.newslexpoint.com and on mobile devices like tablet computers and via your cell phones. The country is home to a lush rainforest containing a rich diversity of flora and fauna. In Ethiopia, President Meles Zenawi and members of the TGE pledged to oversee the formation of a multi-party democracy. Another monastery which was founded during the same century as the Paromeos Monastery is Debre Damo, located in northern Ethiopia. Wadi El Natrun is referred to as “Scetis” in Christian literature, and is often grouped together with two other early Christian monastic communities located in the same desert, called Kellia and Nitria. 7.Ever heard Rastafarians talking about Haile Selassie? They believe that twins may be cursed, or invite evil spirits. There is also a library which was also originally designed as a church, but currently houses the largest selection of Coptic manuscripts anywhere in the country.

Today, 40% of Ethiopians practice Christianity.l Not only does it test men’s strength, coordination, and competitive zeal, but it also serves as a forum through which winners can meet potential wives.

This includes all countries that can also be found in the subcategories. Meat and diary products are only eaten on feasting days i.e. The busiest time of year to visit the church is during the Festival of Zion Maryam, which takes place on November 30th. The country’s first post-conflict elections, held in 2005, were noteworthy for the election of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to the presidency, as she was the first woman to be elected head of state in Africa.