Map of Ethiopia

Ethiopia politically is known as the federal democratic republic of Ethiopia . It sits at the Horn of Africa earning her the name, ‘horn of Africa’. It is one of Africa’s countries that was never colonised. “Ethiopia is the oldest independent country in Africa and one of the oldest in the world. What are believed to be the oldest remains of a human ancestor ever found, which have been dated as being some five million years old, were discovered in the Awash Valley in Ethiopia. This beats the discovery of “Lucy”, a 3.2 million year old skeleton, who was unearthed in the same area in 1974.”