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Abiy Ahmed

Date of Birth: 15 August 1976
Place of Birth: Beshasha, near Agaro, Oromo Region


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After concessions, rival armies fight on

But Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's government said it would not push further into Tigray...

Less clear is the state of the putative alliance between the OLA and the Tigray Defence Forces which briefly flowered when both were in the ascendant and marching on Addis Ababa (Dispatches 16/8/21 A nightmare scenario for Premier Abiy Ahmed as regional opponents coordinate against the federal government)...

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Prisoners' release sparks war cries

The differing responses to the federal government's initiative – praise from western governments and international organisations hostility from Amhara politicians and indifference from Tigray – show the contradictory pressures on Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and how ephemeral this latest political opening could prove...

PREMIER ABIY JUGGLES FOREIGN INTERESTS The visit of the new United States Envoy to the Horn of Africa David Satterfield and Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Molly Phee to Addis Ababa on 19 January will attempt to build on US President Joe Biden's call with Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on 10 January following the release of some political prisoners in the previous week...

The day before the release of political prisoners was announced on 7 January the US outgoing US envoy Jeffrey Feltman visited Addis Ababa at the request of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed...


Military tactics dominate

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed starts the year having seized the initiative through extensive use of Chinese Turkish and Iranian drones and sees no need to be conciliatory...


The junta seeks immunity

But after war broke out between Ethiopia's loyalist army and the rebel Tigray Defence Forces Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has relied on Amhara special forces and militias to shore up his administration...


Safaricom sticking around

6% of the Global Partnership for Ethiopia consortium that won a 15-year national telecoms licence with a $850m bid in May – would be a major blow to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (AC Dispatches 14/5/21 Abiy Ahmed's government may rethink its telecoms reforms amid market jitters on security & 15/9/21 Safaricom and Vodafone get EU's green light for mammoth telecoms investment with Addis Ababa)...


No jaw, jaw – just war, war

At the beginning of last week Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced he was going to take command of the Ethiopian National Defence Force (ENDF) on the frontline against the rebels...


In on the Actum

Although the $85 000 contract with Ethiopia is signed by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's US Ambassador Fitsum Arega Gebrekidan Actum lobbyists say they represent the America Ethiopia Public Affairs Committee...


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