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Demeke Mekonnen


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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...


All things to all factions

He replaces Demeke Mekonnen the ANDM's leader who had only been in the job for six months (AC Vol 59 No 7 Abiy makes a promising start)...


Abiy tests the military

An immediate rival of Abiy for the premiership Shiferaw Shigute from the south was given an expanded Agriculture Ministry while another Demeke Mekonnen from the Amhara National Democratic Movement remains Deputy Prime Minister...


Abiy makes a promising start

What seems fairly clear is that the decision of the Deputy Prime Minister and EPRDF Deputy Chairperson Demeke Mekonnen to withdraw from the race was critical...


Oromia on a knife edge

With the schedule unclear the EPRDF now has to choose between: Abiy; Shiferaw Shigute boss of the EPRDF Secretariat and Hailemariam's replacement as head of the multi-ethnic Southern Ethiopian People's Democratic Movement (SEPDM); and Demeke Mekonnen who is Deputy Prime Minister Deputy Chairman of the EPRDF and Chairman of the Amhara section of the Front the Amhara National Democratic Movement (ANDM)...

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The centre holds on

Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen the head of the Amhara National Democratic Movement is a case in point: a politician who doesn't command the respect of the people and is not known as a sophisticated problem-solver (AC Vol 56 No 7 Easy on the landslide)...

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Easy on the landslide

Other leading party members include the Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen who will probably make a token challenge for the premiership at ANDM's next congress but his level of support remains small not least because his family comes from Wollo rather than Gojjam or Gondar...


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