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Ethiopia

Hailemariam Desalegn

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


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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...


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...


A hopeful view in London…

Many heard Farmajo promise to defeat the Islamist insurgents of Al Shabaab in two years, including United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May and her Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson; May's Turkish counterpart, Binali Yildirim, head of the ruling Adalet ve Kalkinma Partisi (Justice and Development Party); United States Defense Secretary James Mattis; Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta; Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni; Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn of Ethiopia and Chad's Moussa Faki Mahamat, the new African Union Chairperson (AC Vol 58 No 4, MPs reject foreigners' choice & Vol 58 No 3, The scramble for the chair)...


New order tackles old debts

Three days earlier, Akufo-Addo will host at his inauguration a clutch of African leaders, including Nigeria's Muhammadu Buhari, Côte d'Ivoire's Alassane Dramane Ouattara, Liberia's Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, who is on an extended trip to Ghana...


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