Political Economy Summary
|Head of State||H.E. Abiy Ahmed|
|Head of Government||H.E. Sahle-Work Zewde|
|Minister of Foreign Affairs||Gedu Andargachew|
|Minister of Finance||Ahmed Shide|
|Central Bank Govenor||Yinager Dessie|
|Next National Elections Date||2020|
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Ethiopia is a country in the northeastern part of Africa, popularly known as the Horn of Africa. It shares borders with Eritrea to the north, Djibouti to the northwest, and Somalia to the east, Sudan and South Sudan to the west, and Kenya to the south. Ethiopia is the most populous landlocked country in the world and the second-most populous nation on the African continent. Its capital and largest city is Addis Ababa.
The emblem of Ethiopia has been in its current form since 1996. It contains a yellow interlaced pentagram radiating rays of light on a blue shield. Today, the pentagram stands for the unity of the people and nationality of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. The Emblem appears in the centre of the flag of Ethiopia. Prior to 1975, the coat of arms of the Ethiopian Empire was used. In 1975, an earlier version of the emblem of Ethiopia was adopted, consisting of a plow on a yellow sunburst surrounded by a wreath. It was associated with the Derg regime.
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