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Demeke Mekonnen


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No jaw, jaw – just war, war

Antony Blinken the US Secretary of State visited Nairobi in mid-November after talks in Addis Ababa with Foreign Minister Demeke Mekonnen...


The costs of Abiy's all-out war

A joint federal and regional law enforcement forum in Bahir Dar capital of the Amhara region on 29 October attended byAbiy and his deputy Demeke Mekonnen called for an 'all-out civil war'...


Abiy's war party digs in

Most previous holders of the key portfolios remain in place including Demeke Mekonnen who has kept his positions of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs (AC Vol 62 No 16 Addis tries to rewrite the script)...


Lies, damned lies and statistics

But Brigadier General Abraha Kassa Director of National Security in Eritrea and his colleague Colonel Gaim Tesfamichael strongly oppose any contacts with the TDF a stance shared by Abiy and his deputy Demeke Mekonnen a top Amhara official...


Addis tries to rewrite the script

Demeke Mekonnen Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister gave a panicky briefing to select Western diplomats the next day a precursor to the federal forces' questionable offer of a 'humanitarian ceasefire' as it fled Tigray...


Citadel falls but the war goes on

And days after fighting began in Tigray Abiy increased the power of leading Amhara figures in government by adding the post of Foreign Minister to Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen's portfolio moving Gedu Andargachew from foreign affairs to the post of National Security Advisor and appointing former National Security Advisor and Amhara President Temesgen Tiruneh as intelligence chief...

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Risks on all fronts

Abiy's plenipotentiaries to persuade neighbouring countries of the rightness of his cause include: Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen now also Foreign Minister who has visited Uganda and Kenya; former Foreign Minister now National Security Adviser Gedu Andargachew who went to Djibouti; and President Sahle-Work Zewde herself who attempted to bring round Khartoum...


Fears mount of all-out civil war

Abiy appointed Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen foreign minister and moved Gedu Andargachew from foreign affairs to National Security Advisor...


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