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Ethiopia

Abiy Ahmed

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


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Mapping the long road to recovery

THE YEAR AHEAD IN BRIEFIslamist insurgents to pose an increasing threat to Total's $20 billion LNG export project in Mozambique Challenges are likely to the victory of Faustin-Archange Touadéra in Central African Republic's elections as insurgents linked to ex-President François Bozizé capture ground The success of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's plan to consolidate after the military campaign against the Tigray regional government will be tested in June in national elections the first since he took over in 2018 Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo will be sworn in for a second term on 7 January...

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Voting may not bring peace

Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrea's President Issayas Afewerki convinced Farmajo that strengthening his personal power was the best way of protecting central government against the fractious politics of the regional states...


Abiy’s search for legitimacy

Holding successful elections finalising the continuing disagreements over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) and providing a new political settlement acceptable to both ethnic nationalists and pan-Ethiopian centralists dominate the crowded ledger facing Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in 2021 (AC Vol 61 No 14 The pride of lions)...


Abiy's mission in Mekelle

Two weeks after he declared the completion of his 'law and order operation' on 28 November with the capture of Mekelle Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed visited the Tigray regional capital on 13 December to give weight to his claim that the fighting was truly over...


Citadel falls but the war goes on

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed may have declared success for his 'law and order operation' with the fall of Mekelle the Tigrayan capital on 28 November but it is far from clear that the fighting is over (AC Vol 61 No 23 Hard choices ahead in Addis)...

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War resets the region

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's refusal to consider a ceasefire or even mediation continues to attract widespread condemnation (AC Vol 61 No 23 Risks on all fronts)...


The long arm of Addis

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is known for tolerating little dissent in his cabinet but less well known for being able to decide the fate of ministers in other countries' cabinets...


Hard choices ahead in Addis

It is the beginning of the end insisted Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on 17 November as federal forces started marching on Mekelle the regional capital of Tigray...

TPLF leader and regional President Debretsion Gebremichael called for mediation on 14 November urging the UN and AU to engage: 'Abiy Ahmed is waging this war on the people of Tigray and is responsible for the purposeful infliction of human suffering...

Setback for regional standing Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's involvement in negotiations over Sudan's transitional government and bringing Somalia into the mooted Horn of Africa Cooperation body had promised to boost Ethiopia's status in the region but the Tigray conflict puts these initiatives at risk...

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Risks on all fronts

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been steadfast in rejecting widespread calls for negotiations since fighting broke out with Tigray on 4 November ignoring appeals from the United Nations the African Union (AU) and the regional Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)...

As soon as hostilities broke out between the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) and Abiy Ahmed's government on 4 November all 5 500 Ethiopian troops present in Somalia under bilateral agreement with the government in Mogadishu were sent to Gode an important town in Ethiopia's Somali Province...


Fears mount of all-out civil war

With air strikes and more troops on 8 November Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed stepped up the federal government's campaign to drive the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) from power in its regional bastion...

The TPLF-dominated security apparatus was a focal point of the anti-government protests that created the conditions for Abiy Ahmed's rise to power as a reformist...


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