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Abiy Ahmed

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


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UN figures showing catastrophic conditions and famine spreading amid Tigray conflict reinforce calls for concerted international action

The conclusions of internal UN documents that over 350 000 people in the Tigray region are starving amid 'catastrophic conditions' after seven months of fighting between federal forces and Tigrayan People's Liberation Front rebels has prompted the sternest rebuke of Abiy Ahmed's government yet by international leaders (AC Vol 62 No 11 Not so splendid isolation)...

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Muddled meddling by the UAE

As Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's government complains about United States 'interference' in the Tigray conflict there are signs that Washington's stance has caused some governments especially the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to moderate their support for Addis Ababa's war strategy (AC Vol 62 No 11 Not so splendid isolation)...

Mohammed Dahlan senior advisor to the UAE's de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahayan aka MBZ has been seen in Eritrea in recent years and in Addis Ababa in the company of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed...


Not so splendid isolation

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is running out of room to manoeuvre as Addis Ababa's relations with the United States and Europe fall to their lowest ebb for three decades...


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Abiy Ahmed's government may rethink its telecoms reforms amid market jitters on security

Having spent years admiring the rise and sustained dominance of Safaricom's mobile money service M-Pesa in Kenya Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's government may find itself competing with it for control of Ethiopia's market...

This week Abiy Ahmed has said that the government has lost out on a potential $500m in tender bids from consortia including South Africa's MTN Kenya's Safaricom Britain's Vodafone and China's Silk Road Fund in order to protect Ethio Telecom's monopoly in the mobile money market at least for a year...

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Edging Farmajo towards the exit

At the end of last month Fahad Yassin visited Addis Ababa we hear to try to persuade Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and President Issayas Afewerki to send troops to Mogadishu to prevent militias of the factions opposed to Farmajo occupying roads controlling access to Villa Somalia...


Issayas in for the long haul

Ethiopian officials are preparing for national elections in early June against a backdrop of political and economic reversals for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed...

Cracks in Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's political vehicle the Prosperity Party widened after violence spread to eastern Amhara and an Oromo enclave...


Lobby shops curry favour

United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken has been among the most vocal critics of Ethiopian premier Abiy Ahmed's handling of the ongoing civil war in Tigray (AC Vol 62 No 7 Abiy gives first ground)...


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