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Ethiopia

  • Adebayo Olutumbi OgunyinkaEmail author
Chapter
Part of the Southern Space Studies book series (SOSPST)

Abstract

Being a sovereignty nation that remain uncolonized by European and one of first independent Africa member of the first 20th-century, Ethiopia became mother of Africa nations whose flag’s colour were adopted, with a population of 90 million, she relies on agricultures as major source of income with 41% of GDP. Ethiopia became a party to the treaty with United Nation in 1945, and entered an agreement governing the activities of states in the exploration and use of outer space including the moon and other celestial’s bodies in January 1967. Her commitment was demonstrated when it established an Observatory and Research Centre, 2011, while her reliance on derived data made her to construct a dam project that could generate 6000 MW of hydropower however, it proposed to launch a weather monitoring satellite with Chinese company in 2019.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Cape TownRondeboschSouth Africa

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