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Ethiopian Soldier On Salt Mountains  
   

Ethiopian Soldier On Salt Mountains

The Hottest Place On Earth

December 9th 2011
You scratch another flea byte as you head deeper into the Danakil Depression. As the temperature exceeds 47°c sweat pores down your face saturating you stinking clothes. Choking on toxic fumes you study the alien landscape while you pass turquoise lakes and blinding white salt pans. For a moment you feel a sense of vulnerability as your mind drifts back to the 2007 kidnappings. Losing your concen ... read more
Africa » Ethiopia » Tigray Region » Mek'ele

Ethiopian Flag Unique among African countries, the ancient Ethiopian monarchy maintained its freedom from colonial rule, with the exception of the 1936-41 Italian occupation during World War II. In 1974 a military junta, the Derg, deposed Emperor Haile SELASSIE (wh... ... read more
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24th February 2012

Ethiopia is the oldest independent country in Africa, and the three main colors of her flag were so often adopted by other African countries upon independence that they became known as the pan-African colors
24th February 2012

Tesfay - that is correct! and I couldn't have written that better myself about one of the most interesting and stunning African countries. Thanks for reading.

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