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Abiy Ahmed

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


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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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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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