Wednesday, 30 December 2009

US Policy and democracy in Africa

With a population of sixty-seven million, Ethiopia is the second largest nation in Sub-
Sahara Africa. It is a multi-ethnic and multi-religious society. Christianity adopted
since the third century of the Christian era and Islam as of the sixth century. Its
geopolitical sphere spans over East Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, and the Middle and
Near East. It holds a special place in the African context as a symbol of independence
and for its active role in the liberation of the continent from colonial rule. It is the seat of the African Union, the UN Economic Commission for Africa, and many other
International Organizations. Ethiopia was a member of the former League of Nations
and later a founding member of the United Nations, the World Bank and IMF and
similar organs. Ethiopian and US relations were established in 1902, centenary of
which was celebrated recently in both countries.
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