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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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Tigray takes on the centre

After running an election for Tigray's State Council in defiance of federal authority last month which the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) won by a landslide the party's latest gambit is to state that it no longer recognises Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's government...


Regions take on the centre

Although Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's government says it is trying to unite a divided Ethiopia its opponents argue it is dismantling the multinational federation and replacing it with centralised authority...

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Oromia cracks open again

Oromo nationalists had hoped that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's administration would address their demands after thousands of activists lost their lives in protests that paved the way for his premiership in early 2018...


The pride of lions

While Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el Sisi runs a military regime to which no serious challenge is foreseeable Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is at the centre of a political maelstrom which could destroy the fragile federation...

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Refugees in crossfire

Until Abiy Ahmed took the premiership of the nation the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) was prominent in Ethiopia's government...


New party, old tactics

Many oppositionists believe the general election scheduled for 29 August has already veered from the fair democratic process promised by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed when he took office especially in the largest federal state Oromia Abiy's home region (AC Vol 60 No 22 Prize fight)...


Frontier fracas

Soon after the Kenyan Security Minister Fred Matiang'i was dispatched to Mogadishu with a message for Farmajo followed by a brief stop in Addis Ababa where he met the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed...


Revenues and resources are the key

In Ethiopia Cowan argues that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed could push through the Homegrown Economic Reform strategy with IMF backing and further boost its fast-growing economy should his new Prosperity Party succeed at the polls in August (AC Vol 61 No 2 Regime reality check)...

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