Ethiopia

Ethiopia mapAglow Leader: No Aglow activity at this time.

Capital:  Addis Ababa

Pray:

  • Pray for truth to be alive in the hearts and minds of the people in this nation.  Pray that old religious or traditional mindsets that keep people in spiritual bondage are transformed by truth.
  • Pray for leaders in Aglow Ethiopia who are genuine anointed visionaries to carry the mission and vision of Aglow International.
  • Pray for open doors for Aglow to be involved in community work.
  • Pray that North East Africa is cleansed of terrorism movements.

Proclaim:

  •  We proclaim God’s blessing to flood over Ethiopia and overflow across the continent of Africa.
  • We proclaim that curses in the land are broken and blessing arises in the nation.
  • We proclaim revival with God’s glory revealed through young people in the nation.
  • We proclaim God’s Kingdom arising in Ethiopia!

Interesting Facts About Ethiopia

Ethiopia flagBackground: 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Alleging that the EEBC acted beyond its mandate in issuing the coordinates, Ethiopia has not accepted them and has not withdrawn troops from previously contested areas pronounced by the EEBC as belonging to Eritrea.

Government Type: federal republic

Population: 93,877,025 (July 2013 est.)

Ethnic Groups: Oromo 34.5%, Amhara (Amara) 26.9%, Somali (Somalie) 6.2%, Tigray (Tigrigna) 6.1%, Sidama 4%, Gurage 2.5%, Welaita 2.3%, Hadiya 1.7%, Afar (Affar) 1.7%, Gamo 1.5%, Gedeo 1.3%, other 11.3% (2007 Census)

Languages: Oromo (official regional) 33.8%, Amharic (official) 29.3%, Somali 6.2%, Tigrayan (official regional) 5.9%, Sidamo 4%, Wolaytta 2.2%, Guragiegna 2%, Afar 1.7%, Hadiyya 1.7%, Gamo 1.5%, other 11.7%, English (official) (major foreign language taught in schools), Arabic (official) (2007 census)

Religions: Ethiopian Orthodox 43.5%, Muslim 33.9%, Protestant 18.6%, traditional 2.6%, Catholic 0.7%, other 0.7% (2007 Census)

Interesting Facts information from the cia.gov website.  Read more about Ethiopia

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