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Hailemariam Desalegn

Date of Birth: 19/07/1965
Place of Birth: Boloso Sore, southern Ethiopia

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Abiy risks more war

The enclave has been the subject of various diplomatic exchanges and joint committee findings including a deal in December 2013 when Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn agreed with President Omer el Beshir of Sudan to allow the Amhara farmers to cultivate land under Sudanese administration but without boundary markers put in place...

War resets the region

When he was the acting Africa supremo in Washington in early 2018 Donald Yamamoto the current US ambassador to Somalia – a long-time proponent of bringing Eritrea back 'into the fold' – explored the possibilities of an Ethiopian-Eritrean rapprochement when Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn resigned including the possible use of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to help underwrite the costs...

States of expectation

Ex-premier Hailemariam Desalegn who is Wolaita and hails from the SNNPR has also been at work behind the scenes holding discussions with local administrators and representatives of the youth movement Wolaita Yelagga Qaatta which supports peaceful campaigning for Wolaita statehood...

Prize fight

Research by the Seoul-based Korean Development Institute and local counterparts for the plans began in 2018 under Abiy's predecessor Hailemariam Desalegn...


Push-ups and makeovers

In the run-up to the congress each party held its own conference and Muferiat Kamil was elected as the leader of the Southern Ethiopian People's Democratic Movement in what looks to be a long-term replacement for Hailemariam Desalegn Abiy's predecessor...

The great observer gamble

Former Prime Minister of Ethiopia Hailemariam Desalegn chaired the AU group and the Commonwealth group was led by former Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama...


Oromia on a knife edge

The national crisis has entered an even more dangerous phase after a disputed parliamentary vote triggered another strike in Oromia amid opposition concerns that the ruling party is preparing to select an establishment figure to replace Hailemariam Desalegn who resigned the premiership on 15 February but remains in post while the wrangling over his successor goes on...


The edifice cracks

After the most tumultuous week in Ethiopian politics for years which included the resignation of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn hardliners appear to be reasserting themselves in the accustomed manner...


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