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Abiy Ahmed

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

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Trouble ahead for Hassan Sheikh's united front

Regionally the offensive has warmed Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to Hassan Sheikh and the marriage of the former head of the Mogadishu police Sadeeq Joon to the daughter of President of Ismail Omar Guelleh of Djibouti has done him no harm...

A fragile truce with many foes

Tigray government President Debretsion Gebremichael last month emphasised the need for unity but the TPLF faces internal opposition from those favouring independence for Tigray and others prepared to cooperate with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in an interim administration (AC Vol 63 No 22 Addis Ababa and Tigray sign an uneasy truce)...

Al Shabaab lashes out after heavy losses

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is apparently worried by an influx of Al Shabaab fighters into Oromia and hopes to weaken them by creating a buffer zone between Somalia and Oromia controlled by local militias and Ethiopian federal troops...

Addis Ababa and Tigray sign an uneasy truce

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Issayas Afewerki put at least half a million soldiers – including fighters of the Amhara Special Forces militia (controlled by regional rather than federal authorities) – into the field...

How Issayas's strategy thrives in a divided Ethiopia Eritrean President Issayas Afewerki has different and wider aims than those of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed not least his long-held belief that Eritrea needs a weak or even divided Ethiopia as a neighbour (AC Vol 63 No 12 Abiy risks Amhara backlash)...


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