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Ethiopia: Seven Years Younger than the Rest of the World

Foreign minister of Ethiopia, Mr. Seyoum Mesfin

1949 – Born in Tigray, Northern Ethiopia
1971 – Graduates, Bahir Dar Polytechnic Institute
1974 – Science Faculty, Addis Ababa University
1975 – Joins, Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front
1991 – Foreign Minister of transitional government, Ethiopia
1995 – Foreign Minister of Ethiopia

East Africa has been in Spotlight of the international media, because of the military conflict between the Ethiopian army and Somalia's Islamic Courts Union earlier this year and the ongoing conflict in Sudan's province of Darfur. Our guest today is the foreign minister of Ethiopia, the oldest independent nation in the region, Mr. Seyoum Mesfin.