The U.S. supports Ethiopia with military aid, monetary assistance and bilateral trade. So what makes their relationship so complicated?
By Jules Suzdaltsev (Seeker) |
In October, the U.S. State Department issued a travel warning for Ethiopia. The State Department website says this warning is due to “ongoing unrest that has led to hundreds of deaths, thousands of arrests, as well as injuries and extensive property damage.”
Formal relations between the U.S. and Ethiopia stem back to 1903, and in spite of Ethiopia’s instability, the U.S. has maintained relations with them. What are the details of the relationship between these two countries?
Watch today’s Seeker Daily video to find out more:
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- Ethiopian Embassy: Ethiopia and the U.S.
- Ethiopians Demand U.S. Stop Funding ‘Oppressive Regime’
- Former Professor Is a Commander of Ethiopian Rebel Army
- US Department of State: On Ethiopia’s Declared State of Emergency
- U.S. Concern over Ethiopia, esp. Instability in Oromia and Amhara Regions
- PM Hailemariam Desalegn Blames Olympic Protest on U.S.-based Dissenters
- Israelis of Ethiopian Decent Seek US Intervention against Ethiopian Government
- Ethiopian Universities Seek Partnership with U.S. Universities to Ensure Food Security and Broader Engagement