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Demeke Mekonnen


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Rivals differ over talks location

Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen will lead a seven-member team in upcoming peace talks aimed at resolving the conflict in Tigray province...


Abiy’s war aims meet geopolitics

A foreign ministry delegation – led by Grum Abay chief advisor to Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen and by Abiy's foreign policy advisor Girma Temesgen – was also in Washington...

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Rivals set out their minimum conditions

Abiy himself was elected president of the party with 1 480 votes; Adem Farah Speaker of the House of Federation – the upper house of parliament – got 1 330 votes to become first vice-president; and Demeke Mekonnen Deputy Prime Minister 950 votes as a second vice-president...

They had included four leading Amharas: Demeke Mekonnen Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs; Gedu Andargachew current National Security Adviser; Agegnehu Teshager president of the Amhara region; and Temesgen Tiruneh Director General of the National Intelligence and Security Service; and a similar group of Oromos Shimelis Abdisa Oromo region president; Fekadu Tesema head of the Oromo PP; Adanech Abebe mayor of Addis Ababa; and Addisu Arega former head of the Oromo Democratic Party Central Committee office...


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...


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