Territory in northeast Africa, ruled since 1991 by the ye-Ītyōṗṗyā Fēdēralāwī Dīmōkrāsīyāwī Rīpeblīk

Reference

Ethiopia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Ethiopia (Ge'ez: ኢትዮጵያ ʾĪtyōṗṗyā), officially known as the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, is a country located in the Horn of Africa. It is the second-most populous nation in Africa, with over 82 million inhabitants, and the tenth largest by area, occupying 1,100,000 km2. Ethiopia is bordered by Eritrea to the north, Djibouti and Somalia to the east, Sudan and South Sudan to the west, and Kenya to the south. With its capital at Addis Ababa, it is also the most populous landlocked nation in the world. ..."

Measures of Freedom

Ethiopia | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2016
2016: Status: Not Free, Aggregate Score: 15, Political Rights: 7, Civil Liberties: 6
"In 2015, Ethiopia held its first parliamentary elections since the death of longtime Prime Minister Meles Zenawi in 2012. The ruling party and its allies won 100 percent of the seats, eliminating the token opposition member elected in 2010. Opposition party members were intimidated, detained, beaten, and arrested in the run-up to the polls."
Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2016
2014: 5.53, Rank: 142, Personal Freedom: 5.46, Economic Freedom: 5.60, Democracy Index: 3.69
Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
2014: 5.60, Rank: 145

Articles

Somalia: US Foreign Policy and Gangsterism: Why the US supports the warlords, by Justin Raimondo, 29 Dec 2006
"Washington has openly signaled its support for the Ethiopian invasion, which is shortly about to be billed as a 'liberation' ... The illusion can be maintained only so long as one squints one's eyes sufficiently to blur the exact identity of these 'liberators' – Somalian thugs and the army of Ethiopia's dictator, 'President' Meles Zenawi."
Related Topic: Somalia