The use of a first name and a family name is unknown in Ethiopia.Ethiopia is a land of plenty with a long and noble history giving rise to ethnic, linguistic and cultural diversity.
And far earlier than that lived “Lucy” or Dinkenesh, meaning ‘thou art wonderful’, as she is known to the Ethiopians, whose remains were found in a corner of this country of mystery and contrasts.
It is the only African country never to have been colonised.
It has more than 80 unique rich ethnic, cultural and linguistic groups.
Ethiopia traces its history as a country back 3,000 years and is the only African country that has never been colonized.
In the mid-1970's, the government of Haile Selassie was overthrown and a repressive regime was established.