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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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Hard choices ahead in Addis

It is the beginning of the end insisted Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on 17 November as federal forces started marching on Mekelle the regional capital of Tigray...

TPLF leader and regional President Debretsion Gebremichael called for mediation on 14 November urging the UN and AU to engage: 'Abiy Ahmed is waging this war on the people of Tigray and is responsible for the purposeful infliction of human suffering...

Setback for regional standing Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's involvement in negotiations over Sudan's transitional government and bringing Somalia into the mooted Horn of Africa Cooperation body had promised to boost Ethiopia's status in the region but the Tigray conflict puts these initiatives at risk...

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Risks on all fronts

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been steadfast in rejecting widespread calls for negotiations since fighting broke out with Tigray on 4 November ignoring appeals from the United Nations the African Union (AU) and the regional Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)...

As soon as hostilities broke out between the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) and Abiy Ahmed's government on 4 November all 5 500 Ethiopian troops present in Somalia under bilateral agreement with the government in Mogadishu were sent to Gode an important town in Ethiopia's Somali Province...


Fears mount of all-out civil war

With air strikes and more troops on 8 November Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed stepped up the federal government's campaign to drive the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) from power in its regional bastion...

The TPLF-dominated security apparatus was a focal point of the anti-government protests that created the conditions for Abiy Ahmed's rise to power as a reformist...


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)...


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