Travelling through Ethiopia can be a stressful trip for many people that are not familiar with notions of true poverty and despair. Despite the poverty, however, it is a beautiful and breathtaking nation of grace and passion. The people of Ethiopia are blessings to the earth, living in often desolate conditions but still fairly joyful. Meeting the people is a big part of a typical journey through Ethiopia. Many people take the people for granted as they journey through Ethiopia and they try to turn the other way and turn from the poverty and the pain. Ethiopia is nothing, however, if not for its history and the land that has been left behind ravaged from war and famine.
Ethiopia is one of the oldest countries in the world. It is the oldest independent country in Africa, lending its colors to the flags of all of the other countries that have since gained independence in Africa. It is also the second oldest Christian nation in the world behind Armenia and a journey through Ethiopia reveals this rich heritage in its people and in the construction of the buildings with obvious influences from the Arab world. Ethiopia has long been a member of international organizations, which puts it above a lot of other African nations that are fairly isolated from the rest of the world in policy and government.
Moving Through The Land
Ethiopia became a member of the League of Nations and signed into the United Nations in 1942. It founded the UN Headquarters in Africa and was one of the founding members of the Organization of African Unity. A quick journey through Ethiopia finds that the people of this country are very worldly and know what is going on in the rest of Africa and how it relates to the world. The government of Ethiopia has long been interesting to people that study African government, with a situation that is fairly distinctive in the often primitive world of African government.
The government is a framework of federal parliamentary republic, meaning that the Prime Minister is the head of government in Ethiopia. Executive power is, therefore, executed by the government. Through a journey through Ethiopia, we find many people remain quite patriotic of their country and want to hold their government accountable for a lot of the problems of the country. There are often protests in Ethiopia about the mistreatment of some of its people. This represents a lively people in a society that has not given up hope just yet.