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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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DISPATCHES

Safaricom and Vodafone get EU's green light for mammoth telecoms investment with Addis Ababa

Opening the country's telecoms sector is at the heart of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's plans backed by the World Bank's private sector affiliate the International Finance Corporation to start liberalising Ethiopia's state-controlled economy...

Should Abiy's government liberalise its banking regulations Safaricom would be well placed to grab a second and potentially larger market (AC Dispatches 14/05/21 Abiy Ahmed's government may rethink its telecoms reforms amid market jitters on security)...


Lies, damned lies and statistics

EscalationThe escalation of fighting followed Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's call on 10 August to mobilise all patriotic Ethiopians to defeat the rebels in Tigray...

One of their concerns was that the public support and demonstrations for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's national mobilisation campaign had not translated into more effective military...


Addis tries to rewrite the script

Nationalist moodTo the thousands of supporters of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed thronging Meskel Square in central Addis Ababa on 22 July there was no question that his government's army would soon inflict a devastating defeat on the TDF...

Diplomacy guns and ethnicity The United States is leading the charge on cutting aid to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's government pressing it to abandon any attempt to blockade Tigray...


Fighting escalates as federal ties fray

As fighting was spreading eastwards to Afar Region on 18 July Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed declared a total war on the Tigray People's Liberation Front bringing in soldiers from most of the country's 10 regions to boost the federal forces' ailing campaign...

A Prosperity Party landslide foretold Under the shadow of what Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed now calls a national war against Tigray the outcome of the national elections on 21 June seems far less consequential and not in the least surprising...


No good options on the table

Judging by the declarations of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and the Amhara regional government Addis Ababa wants to use its federal might to step up recruitment to the Ethiopian National Defence Forces and at the same time draw in regional forces to encircle Tigray...


Khartoum's fractious neighbours

Initially after Beshir's fall officials around Hamdok had been closer to Ethiopia whose Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed had offered to intercede between Sudan's generals and civilian activists demanding radical change...


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