Ethiopia is a composite of more than 70 ethnic groups. Here are just a few. The Oromo (Galla) group represents approximately 40% of the population and is concentrated primarily in the southern half of the nation. The Amhara and Tigrean groups constitute approximately 32% of the population and have traditionally been dominant politically. The Sidamo of the southern foothills and savanna regions account for 9%, while the Shankella make up about 6% of the population
The green-yellow-red flag appeared in 06 October 1897. It was the flag of Ethiopia that became the basis for the Pan African colours. Before the end of the Ethiopian Empire the colours were interpreted as: red for power and faith; yellow for church, peace, natural wealth and love; and green for land and hope.
Day in a life
Story of high school student growing up in Ethiopia.
"My parents divorced when I was 5 years old. My father left us and I have never heard from him again. A few years later also my mother left and made me stay with my grandmother. Each day I dream that one day my parents will come back and that the family will reunite, but it doesn’t happen. I still live with my grandmother and two of my uncles. My uncles smoke a lot and they drink and there is not much happiness in my life. But I am a very good student and I study each free minute of the day so one day I will be able to go to university and lead a better life."
I think what's the most remarkable of all, is how these kids still have a warm smile at the end of the day through all the hardship they go through. These kids have dreams and hope that one day they'll be free from all the disaster, and the only way to do that is education. Kids in the us take education not as serious as they should. We should use it as an advantage.instead of looking at it as a punishment.