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Ethiopia, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, is a landlocked country located in the Horn of Africa region of East Africa. It shares borders with Eritrea to the north, Djibouti to the northeast, Somalia to the east and southeast, Kenya to the south, South Sudan to the west, and Sudan to the northwest.


Our standard dataset contains 223 entities connected with Ethiopia. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We are currently not including any data published by authorities or organizations based in Ethiopia. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 83 entities identified as PEPs connected with Ethiopia.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Deputy Prime Minister1--
Prime Minister1--
National executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Minister of Agriculture1--
Minister of Culture & Sports1--
Minister of Defense1--
Minister of Education1--
Minister of Finance & Economic Cooperation1--
Minister of Foreign Affairs1--
Minister of Health1--
Minister of Industry1--
Minister of Innovation & Technology1--
Minister of Irrigation & Lowland Development1--
Minister of Justice and Attorney General1--
Minister of Labor & Skills1--
Minister of Mines & Petroleum1--
Minister of Peace1--
Minister of Planning & Development1--
Minister of Revenue1--
Minister of Tourism1--
Minister of Trade & Regional Integration1--
Minister of Transport & Logistics1--
Minister of Urban Development & Infrastructure1--
Minister of Water & Energy1--
Minister of Women & Social Affairs1--
Central banking and financial integrityCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Governor of the National Bank of Ethiopia--1
Governor, National Bank of Ethiopia1--
Diplomatic rolesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
ambassador of Ethiopia--1
ambassador of Ethiopia to Japan-21
ambassador of France to Ethiopia-21
Ambassador to the US1--
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York1--

Subnational government positions

No positions for this category

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the House of People's Representatives of Ethiopia--9
Minister of Defence of Ethiopia-61
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia-7-
Member of the House of Federation of Ethiopia--5
Minister of Agriculture of Ethiopia-21
minister of Health of Ethiopia-21
Prime Minister of Ethiopia-12
Afani oromoo of Ethiopia-11
Chief of General Staff--2
Minister of Education of Ethiopia-11
Minister of Mines-2-
Minister of Peace (Ethiopia)-11
Minister of Transport and Communications-2-
National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister of Ethiopia-11
African Union Commission-1-
Attorney General of Ethiopia-1-
Deputy Prime Minister of Ethiopia--1
Head of the Office of the Prime Minister and Minister of Cabinet Affairs1--
Minister of Communication-1-
Minister of Irrigation and Lowlands--1
Minister of Justice of Ethiopia--1
Minister of Labour and Skills Development--1
Minister of Trade of Ethiopia--1
Minister of Urban Development and Construction-1-
Minister of Youth and Sports-1-
Vice President of Ethiopia--1

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...