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Abiy Ahmed

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


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Kenya and US welcome Hassan Sheikh's presidential comeback

Eritrea's President Issayas Afewerki and Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed would have preferred outgoing President Mohamed Abdullah Mohamed 'Farmajo' to have won another term due to their security arrangements with him (AC Vol 62 No 21 At the mercy of friends)...


Unloved Hemeti under pressure

This is a particular issue in Ethiopia where he has good relations with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed despite border tensions between Ethiopia and Sudan's militaries over the disputed Al Fashqa region...


An Oromo rebellion constrains Abiy

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's key problem in the north is that any efforts to appease Amhara risk pushing the Tigrayans to launch a new offensive to reclaim Western Tigray and create a supply line to Sudan...


Insurgents take on the state on all fronts

The mushrooming Oromo Liberation Army (OLA) insurgency is just one of many security challenges to the federal government in Addis Ababa that have spread since Abiy Ahmed took over as Prime Minister in 2018...


Rivals set out their minimum conditions

Addressing an emergency session of Parliament in late February Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was clear: 'There has been no negotiation [with the Tigrayan People's Liberation Front] as yet' but he added: 'this does not rule out the possibility of discussions...

One of the biggest surprises was the omission from its ranks of several of the people who had been running PP business with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed...


Prime minister Abiy tests diplomatic path

After parliament dominated by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's Progress Party lifted the state of emergency on 15 February UN Secretary General António Guterres said efforts to end the civil war were making progress (AC Vol 63 No 2 After concessions rival armies fight on)...


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Covid, coups and climate top the summit list

Prospects for some movement in AU envoy Olusegun Obasanjo's attempts to mediate between the federal government and the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) have improved according to the latest statements from Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and the TPLF's Debretsion Gebremichael...

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The on-off elections are back on

Qalbi Dhaga was imprisoned in Ethiopia after his expulsion until Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed came to power and released him (AC Vol 59 No 6 Mogadishu fires broadside at UAE)...


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