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Abadula Gemeda

Date of Birth: 5 July 1958


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Abiy tests the military

In an accompanying move, Abadula Gemeda, the long-serving parliamentary Speaker from the OPDO, became National Security Advisor, which will give Oromia Region's ruling party a dominant position on the National Security Council (AC Vol 59 No 5, Oromia on a knife edge)...


Oromia on a knife edge

Vote 'fixed'Although the Speaker of the House, Abadula Gemeda, a veteran leader of the OPDO, announced that the State of Emergency had been ratified, he made several procedural errors, including miscounting votes...

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Rifts in the regions

The fresh protests, which were largely peaceful, are probably explained by a combination of lingering anger at the attacks on Oromo by Somali regional police and gangs, as well unresolved grievances over the jailing of prominent Oromo politicians and the resignation of the well-known Speaker of the federal parliament, Abadula Gemeda, a former President of Oromia...


Clashes in the east

Lemma is facing an internal challenge from supporters of Abadula Gemeda, the former regional president and current federal parliamentary Speaker, we hear...


Reforms stall as unrest eases

Both are backed by the influential Oromo leader, Abadula Gemeda, a former regional President and the federal Parliamentary Speaker since 2010...


The centre holds on

Little has been heard from figures of the Oromo establishment such as popular former President Abadula Gemeda, Speaker of the federal legislature since 2010 (AC Vol 51 No 18, The new guard steps up)...

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Troubled road to liberalism

Addisu Legesse (Amhara National Democratic Movement), heads Ethiopian Airlines; Teshome Toga (Southern Ethiopian People's Democratic Movement) is Ambassador in Brussels; Tsegaye Berhe and Abade Zemo (both TPLF) are respectively Advisor to the Prime Minister and Ambassador to Sudan; from the Oromo People's Democratic Organisation, Kuma Demeksa is Ambassador to Germany, Girma Birru is Ambassador to the United States and General Abadula Gemeda is Speaker of the House of Representatives...


Easy on the landslide

Other significant OPDO figures on the ERPDF Executive Committee include a former Director General of the Federal Police, Transport Minister Workneh Gebeyehu; Finance and Economic Development Minister Sufian Ahmed; and General Abadula Gemeda, who left the Committee under something of a cloud amid allegations of corruption but has since made his mark as Speaker of the House of Representatives, greatly restoring his image...


‘With the thoughts of Meles’

The OPDO congress was unable to overcome the divisions among rival groups around Alemayehu, the Regional President who has just returned to the political limelight, and Abadula Gemeda, his predecessor and current Speaker of the national House of Peoples’ Representatives...


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