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Ethiopia

Hailemariam Desalegn

Date of Birth: 19/07/1965
Place of Birth: Boloso Sore, southern Ethiopia


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Push-ups and makeovers

In the run-up to the congress, each party held its own conference, and Muferiat Kamil was elected as the leader of the Southern Ethiopian People's Democratic Movement in what looks to be a long-term replacement for Hailemariam Desalegn, Abiy's predecessor...


The great observer gamble

Former Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Hailemariam Desalegn, chaired the AU group, and the Commonwealth group was led by former Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama...

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Oromia on a knife edge

The national crisis has entered an even more dangerous phase after a disputed parliamentary vote triggered another strike in Oromia, amid opposition concerns that the ruling party is preparing to select an establishment figure to replace Hailemariam Desalegn, who resigned the premiership on 15 February but remains in post while the wrangling over his successor goes on...

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The edifice cracks

After the most tumultuous week in Ethiopian politics for years, which included the resignation of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, hardliners appear to be reasserting themselves in the accustomed manner...

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Trouble in the engine room

Given the lack of alternatives acceptable to all parties, the weak Hailemariam Desalegn will probably remain prime minister despite mounting dissatisfaction with his leadership...


Oromia on the edge

This, along with the general increase in communal violence, is the main problem facing Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn's government now...


Rifts in the regions

This all puts prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn, who is from the EPRDF's southern wing, under pressure...


Reforms stall as unrest eases

Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn would like to remove him but cannot, our sources say, in part because the security establishment backs him, specifically the armed forces Chief of Staff, General Samora Yunis...


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