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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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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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Dam solidarity in North Africa

Under growing pressure at home and abroad over the latest losses in the fighting in Tigray Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed appears to prefer to play the nationalist card over the future of the dam and sideline mediation attempts (Vol 61 No 14 The pride of lions)...

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War casts shadow over Abiy's election plan

It was meant to be a landmark election a critical stage in Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's proclaimed agenda for democratic transition after decades of authoritarian rule...

In full denial In the run-up to national elections on 21 June Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed launched another 'final' offensive in Tigray his third so far...

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Government's war plan falls apart

Regional officials and diplomats are urging Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's government to launch talks with its opponents in Tigray three days after it pulled federal troops out of the regional capital Mekelle...

Just after dawn on 28 June Tigrayan forces marched into Mekelle the regional capital to cheers from its citizens changing the course of the eight-month war with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's government and shaking up national politics...

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