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Ethiopia

Dr Debretsion Gebremichael

Place of Birth: Shire Inda Selassie, Tigray Province


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The politics behind the putsch

Just hours before the putsch on 22 June Debretsion Gebremichael acting Premier of Tigray region warned that any delays to elections next year would create political ructions...


Mountains to climb

That is the case for the four-party ruling Ethiopian Peoples' Revolutionary Democratic Front's (EPRDF) southern and Amhara party bosses with only Debretsion Gebremichael the chairman of the rebellious Tigrayan People's Liberation Front (TPLF) leading his own region...


Rounding up the suspects

After initially objecting to Abiy's direct overture to Issayas the TPLF led by the Tigray province's de facto governor and party chair Debretsion Gebremichael who himself has lost considerable federal power this year appeared to be striking a conciliatory pose...


Abiy tests the military

Another Somali official Ouba Mohammed took over at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology which had been run by the TPLF Chairman Debretsion Gebremichael who is now in charge of the regional administration in Tigray...


Trouble in the engine room

Getachew and new TPLF Chairman Debretsion Gebremichael who was previously a deputy prime minister have been cast as reformers by TPLF-watchers but they are embedded in Ethiopia's national security state...


New faces, old tactics

Other members of the TPLF old guard such as Debretsion Gebremichael and Arkebe Oqubay Metiku still dominate the key economic sectors of power transport and industry...


Easy on the landslide

In his Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) political factions have coalesced around: the Minister of Communications and Information Technology Debretsion Gebremichael who is also Deputy Prime Minister for the Economy and Finance Cluster; the Tigray Regional President Abay Woldu and more recently Foreign Minister Tewodros Adhanom who has acquired considerable popularity among young people through his adept use of social media...


Not a popularity contest

While private-public partnerships in electricity generation will be promoted liberalisation of the telecommunication and financial sectors is not in the offing during GTP II: these will remain out of bounds to foreign investors until mobile telephone coverage and the banking network have been extended across the country said a recent statement by the Minister of Information and Communication Technology Debretsion Gebremichael (AC Vol 54 No 22 A dam for all)...


Huawei in corruption probe

On 11 October 2012 Communication and Information Technology Minister Debretsion Gebremichael had announced that the deals with ZTE and Huawei would be signed within weeks but negotiations dragged on because Ethio Telecom wanted the Chinese companies to find the $1...


A dam for all

In late April Ethiopia's deputy Prime Minister of Economy and Finance Debretsion Gebremichael told the press that China Electric Power Equipment and Technology has plans to finance a $1 bn...


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