Tag Archives: Abiy Ahmed

18 September 18

Ethnic violence is rising through Ethiopia, staining its ‘new era’ in blood

The impact of Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed’s short time in office has been celebrated as a new era for the politically troubled nation. He took office at a time when tensions between the country’s largest ethnic groups and the
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17 September 18

Ethiopia: Several people killed in ethnic clashes near Addis Ababa

Ethiopian officials have confirmed several people were killed over Saturday night during ethnic violence in the outskirts of the capital, Addis Ababa.

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15 September 18

Ethiopians clash in Addis Ababa over the use of regional flags

Clashes erupted in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa on Wednesday between residents of the city and youth from the Oromia region.

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31 August 18

Is Abiy Ahmed about to deliver the change Ethiopia needs?

In his first press conference since taking office in April, Ethiopia’s new prime minister Abiy Ahmed promised to continue with his dramatic reforms “at any cost” as he promised the nation’s public a “free and fair election” in 2020. This
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31 August 18

Ethiopia: Political prisoners thrown to lions, PM reveals

Security forces in Ethiopia have been using lions and tigers to torture and intimidate political prisoners, the country’s prime minister has revealed.

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30 August 18

Ethiopia: Govt, opposition groups agree to disarm rebel groups

Ethiopia has announced an agreement with key opposition groups that will see the disarmament of several former rebel groups in the country.

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29 August 18

Ethiopia: World Bank offers $1bn support following Abiy reforms

Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed says the World Bank will provide $1 billion in budget support for the country over the coming months, thanks to his sweeping reforms since coming into office earlier this year.

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18 July 18

After all the champagne and PR stunts, the real work for Eritrea-Ethiopian peace begins

On Wednesday morning, the first commercial flight between Ethiopia and Eritrea in more than 20 years departed from Addis Ababa. Passengers enjoyed champagne, which was served with red roses – the latest of many peace symbols exchanged between two nations
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06 July 18

Is Abiy Ahmed delivering the change Ethiopia needs?

Abiy Ahmed was chosen to replace Hailemariam Desalegn as Ethiopia’s prime minister in April and he inherited a nation in crisis. Desalegn’s resignation followed years of attempting to quash anti-government protests across several parts of the country, largely driven by
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28 June 18

10 people killed during clashes in western Ethiopia

Ten people have been killed over the past few days in violent clashes in the western Ethiopian region of Benishangul-Gumuz.

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