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The new federalist regime in Ethiopia cedes independence to Eritrea     
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The fossilized skeleton of an Ardipithecus female, nicknamed Ardi and 4.4 million years old, is found in the Awash valley region of Ethiopia      
Ethiopians have their first experience of democracy in a free presidential election, won by Meles Zenawi      
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Bitter and devastating warfare breaks out again between Eritrea and Ethiopia as the result of a border dispute      
Michael Rogers, in a team led by Sileshi Semaw, discovers the world's oldest known chipped stone tool, at Gona in Ethiopia        
2011  July 20
The United Nations declares southern Somalia to be in a state of famine, with the disastrous lack of rain driving thousands of refugees into Ethiopia and Kenya