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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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Heat of war shifts to the centre

The intensity of violence between Oromo and Amhara communities is militating against Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's attempts to co-opt moderates on both sides as fresh atrocities multiply and narrow the space for compromise...

Despite the confusion the OLA appears to be growing stronger even though its alliance with the TPLF stalled as Tigrayan forces neared Addis Ababa last August (Dispatches 16/8/22 A nightmare scenario for Premier Abiy Ahmed as regional opponents coordinate against the federal government)...


Military running out of options

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed dialled down the rhetoric on 1 July and explained that the brotherly countries could never go to war...


Rivals differ over talks location

In recent weeks leading Amhara politicians have stepped up their criticisms of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's conduct of the war complaining that he is conceding too much to outside pressure...


Hassan Sheikh takes Mogadishu by storm

Hussein Ma'allim's appointment may also mark a cooling in Mogadishu's relations with Addis Ababa since he has made strident criticisms of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed over the last two years...


Abiy risks Amhara backlash

Even amid this sabre-rattling Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed appears to be contemplating striking a peace deal with the TPLF (AC Vol 63 No 6 Rivals set out their minimum conditions)...


Abiy juggles the truce with force

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has skilfully managed alliances with Oromo and Amhara political groups ever since he came to power in April 2018...

The Macroeconomic Council chaired by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed noted some challenges in its most recent reports – the civil war rising international commodity prices – but insisted the economy would show a 6...


Abiy’s war aims meet geopolitics

As a two-months-old ceasefire with fighters in the northern Tigray region risks unravelling Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is grappling with multiple national and international contradictions...

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