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Italian East Africa
Capital: Addis Ababa
Ethiopia's poverty-stricken economy is based on agriculture, accounting for almost 45% of GDP, and 85% of total employment. The agricultural sector suffers from frequent drought and poor cultivation practices. Coffee is critical to the Ethiopian economy with exports of some $350 million in 2006, but historically low prices have seen many farmers switching to qat to supplement income. Under Ethiopia's constitution, the state owns all land and provides long-term leases to the tenants; the system continues to hamper growth in the industrial sector as entrepreneurs are unable to use land as collateral for loans. In November 2001, Ethiopia qualified for debt relief from the Highly Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) initiative, and in December 2005 the IMF forgave Ethiopia's debt. The global economi more info »
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Italian-East-Africa P1a 50-Lire 1938
50 Lire Italian-East-Africa's Banknote (Front)
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Date: 1938
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Italian East Africa Banknote P1a 50-Lire 1938
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Date: 1938
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Italian-East-Africa P1b 50-Lire 1939
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Date: 1939
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Italian East Africa Banknote P1b 50-Lire 1939
50 Lire Italian-East-Africa's Banknote (Back)
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Date: 1939
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50 Lire P1b 1939
Italian-East-Africa P2b 100-Lire 1939
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Date: 1939
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Italian East Africa Banknote P2b 100-Lire 1939
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Date: 1939
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100 Lire P2b 1939
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