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Ahmed Shide


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Mountains to climb

The first item of business on his return from the Alps was a dust-up involving Mustafa Muhammed Omer the progressive new acting president of Somali region who was threatening to resign after his appointments had been blocked apparently by Abiy's finance minister Ahmed Shide who also happens to be the head of Somali region's ruling Somali People's Democratic Party (AC Vol 59 No 21 Push-ups and makeovers)...

As well as blaming Ahmed Shide Mustafa's allies accused the ODP's Fekadu Tessema who has a senior federal role but is said to be operating as Abiy's political enforcer of plotting to replace him with Abdiwasa Bade a junior science and higher education minister in the federal government...

There were also allegations that Ahmed Shide was in cahoots with exiled allies of Abdi Iley...


Push-ups and makeovers

The ODP's Workneh Gebeyehu remains at the Foreign Ministry – one of six ministers from Abiy's party – while the new leader of Somali region's ruling party Ahmed Shide was named Finance Minister replacing Abraham Tekeste from the TPLF who was capable and popular with donors...


Abiy tests the military

Regional shuffleAnother notable appointment was that of Ahmed Shide as government spokesman the first time an official from the Ethiopian Somali People's Democratic Party a party allied with the EPRDF has won a major ministerial position...


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