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Vol 59 No 9

Published 4th May 2018


Ethiopia

Abiy tests the military

The Prime Minister's first cabinet rewards allies and begins to take on the securocrats' power in politics and the economy

Building on an assertive start, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has revealed more about his leadership style with an aggressive set of federal government appointments. Although hardly unexpected, the moves strengthen his hand and that of the party he chairs, the Oromo People's Democratic Organisation (OPDO), within the four-party ruling coalition, the Ethiopian Peoples' Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF).

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