Gelila Bekele (born September 4, 1986) is an Ethiopian model, humanitarian and social activist.
Liya Kebede (Amharic: ሊያ ከበደ?; born 1 March 1978) is an Ethiopian-born model, maternal health advocate, clothing designer, and actress. Forbes identified her the eleventh-highest-paid top model in the world in 2007, and she has appeared three times on the cover of U.S. Vogue.
Zeudi Araya (born 10 February 1951 in Dekemhare, Eritrea) is an Eritrean-Italian actress and film producer.
Evan Ragland Farmer, Jr. (born July 28, 1972) is an American actor, musician, designer, songwriter, television personality, and author.
Haile Fida (1939?-1979) was an Ethiopian politician and a leader of the All-Ethiopia Socialist Movement (popularly known as "MEISON", after its Amharic abbreviation). His most significant accomplishment was drafting the Program for the National Democratic Revolution on behalf of the Derg.
Hayat Ahmed Mohammed (born 1982) is an Ethiopian model and beauty queen Her name in Arabic means "life." Hayat Ahmed was Ethiopia's first representative to any Miss World pageant. At the time of the competition, she was a third-year student at the Unity University College pursuing a course in Information Management Systems.
Arkebe Oqubay is an Ethiopian politician. He is a former mayor of Addis Ababa (2003–2005) and is currently a State Minister of Works and Urban Development.
Azeb Mesfin is an Ethiopian women's right activist, businesswoman, member of parliament, and a political spouse. She is also the vice-president of Organisation of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS and founder and patron of Ethiopia's National Initiative for Mental Health. In early 2009, she was appointed deputy head of the Endowment Fund for the Rehabilitation of Tigray by its CEO Abadi Zemu.
Major General Hadush "Hayelom" Araya (1955-1996) is a former member of the Tigrayan Peoples' Liberation Front (TPLF), which is the leading member of the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) political coalition. While a member of the TPLF he acquired the nickname Hayelom, "Overpowering".
Haile Selassie I (Ge'ez: ቀዳማዊ ኃይለ ሥላሴ, qädamawi haylä səllasé; ) born Tafari Makonnen Woldemikael, was Ethiopia's regent from 1916 to 1930 and Emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 to 1974. He also served as Chairperson of the Organisation of African Unity from 25 May 1963 to 17 July 1964, and again from 5 November 1966 to 11 September 1967. He was a member of the Solomonic dynasty.
Tilahun Gessesse (Amharic: ጥላሁን ገሠሠ; Afan Oromo: Xilaahun Gassasaa) (also spelled Telahun Gesesse or Tlahoun Gèssèssè) (September 29, 1940 – April 19, 2009) was an Ethiopian singer regarded as one of the most popular of his country's "Golden Age" in the 1960s. During the 1960s, he became famous throughout the country, nicknamed "The Voice". He raised money for aid during the famines of the 1970s and 1980s and earned the affection of the nation, being awarded a doctorate degree by the University of Addis Ababa and also winning a lifetime achievement award from the Ethiopian Fine Art and Mass Media Prize Trust.
Abe Gubegna (1934-1980), also spelled "Abbé" or "Abbie", (Amharic: አበ ጉበኛ) was an Ethiopian novelist and playwright.
Brigadier-General Mengistu Neway (1919 – 30 March 1961) was the commander of the Ethiopian Imperial Guard during the reign of Emperor Haile Selassie. He is noted for being one of the early dissidents of the Emperor's regime and for organizing the 1960 coup attempt with his younger brother Germame Neway.
Junedin Sado (or Juneidi Sad) is an Ethiopian politician.
Aster Aweke (Amharic: አስቴር አወቀ?, ʾAster ʾAwäḳä) is an Ethiopian singer living in the United States.
Aklilu Lemma (died 1997) was an Ethiopian physician. He was awarded the Right Livelihood Award in 1989, jointly with Legesse Wolde-Yohannes, for their work and discoveries on how to prevent the parasitic disease bilharzia. Bilharzia, or schistosomiasis, is a debilitating and eventually fatal illness, which afflicts more than 200 million people in 74 countries of Africa, Asia and Latin America. Present therapies for bilharzia, and molluscicides to kill the snail-carriers of the disease, are far too expensive for the communities that need them.