Abiy Ahmed Elected as Ethiopia’s New Prime Minister

Dr. Abiy Ahmed

Ethiopia’s ruling coalition has elected a new leader in the person of Dr. Abiy Ahmed. He will eventually become Prime Minister of the country. State-affiliated FANA Broadcasting Corporate (FBC) reported late Tuesday that the Ethiopian Peoples Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) had elected Abiy as its chairperson. His rise to become …

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Ethiopia Declares State of Emergency after PM Quits

Ethiopia has declared a state of emergency, a day after the country’s prime minister abruptly resigned. The measure was announced on Friday by the Council of Ministers, the Ethiopian government’s cabinet, according to state broadcaster EBC. Local media said the measure is effective as of Friday, but it was not immediately …

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Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Resigns Amid Political Turmoil

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn

By Paul Schemm ADDIS ABABA, Ethi­o­pia — Ethio­pian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn submitted his resignation in a televised announcement on Thursday amid political turmoil in Africa’s fastest-growing economy. The announcement came just after the government released hundreds of political prisoners, including some of the most prominent opposition members in the …

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