Tag Archives: Abiy Ahmed

Ethiopia: PM says country suffers from forex crunch

ESAT News (April 17, 2018) Ethiopia’s Prime Minister says his country has faced serious foreign cur crunch and called on Diaspora Ethiopians to lift their embargo on remittances they send home to their families. Abiy Ahmed was speaking to businessmen in the capital on Monday. He said the foreign currency crisis was so serious that the country cannot bounce back ...

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    More killings reported in ethnic clashes in Southern Ethiopia

    ESAT News (April 16, 2018) Information reaching ESAT say ethnic clashes between the Guji and Gedeo communities in Southern Ethiopia has continued with more killings reported today.   Sources told ESAT that the crisis began when the Gurji, who are ethnic Oromos, began celebrating the appointment of the new Prime Minister, an Oromo, with celebratory gunshots and looked down on ...

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      Ethiopia: Opposition demands new PM to walk the talk

      by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 13, 2018) Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister held talks and dined with the opposition that is waiting for tangible actions from him. The new PM, Abiy Ahmed, has also continued his tour to the regions. He was in the Tigray capital of Mekelle today where he delivered speech in the local language. While the opposition ...

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        Ethiopia: New PM tours hotbed regions of deadly protests, opposition skeptical of his approach in resolving political crisis

        by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 12, 2018) Fews days after taking office, Ethiopia’s newly elected Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed paid a visit last week to the country’s Somali region in the East where hundreds were killed and over a million displaced in what was being blamed on ethnic clashes between the Somali and Oromo communities. Yesterday, thousands of residents ...

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          Ethiopia: Opposition leader defends his group’s position, says would give chance for new PM

          by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 10, 2018) A leader of an armed opposition movement against the Ethiopian regime says his group would give the time and chance for the newly appointed Prime Minister to bring about the changes he promised at his inaugural address and hold dialogue among all stakeholders to transform the country for the better. Speaking to ...

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            Ethiopia: Opposition parties applause PM’s inaugural speech but say words need to change to deeds

            by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 3, 2018) Ethiopian opposition political parties have reacted to the inaugural speech by the newly appointed Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, saying his description of the opposition as competing forces in the political process but not as enemies of the regime, as has been viewed by TPLF oligarchs, is a welcome development. In his first ...

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              U.S. expresses support to new PM, renewed calls to lift emergency law

              By Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 2, 2018) The United States said today it would support the newly elected Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed, in his government bid to “rapid implementation of democratic and economic reforms.” The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa also said in a statement that it “looks forward to the lifting of the State of Emergency.” ...

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                Ethiopia: New PM vows to respect rights and embrace freedom

                by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 2, 2018) Abiy Ahmed, who swore in today as Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, said that the country needed to respect human rights, freedom of expression and assembly in the spirit of the constitution, which has been routinely violated by the regime.   In a speech that called for healing, reconciliation and unity in a country ...

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                  Ethiopia: Abiy Ahmed to be sworn in as Prime Minister on Monday

                  by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (March 29, 2018) The newly elected chairman of the ruling party in Ethiopia will be sworn in as Prime Minister on Monday, according to reports bay state controlled media. The swearing in parliamentary ceremony was originally scheduled to be held on Saturday and no reason was given for the postponement. The ascension of Abiy Ahmed ...

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                    Ethiopia: Opposition parties welcome new PM with grain of salt, demand he paves the way for transition

                    ESAT News (March 28, 2018) Ethiopian opposition groups abroad demanded that the soon to be appointed Prime Minister, Dr. Abiy Ahmed, prepare the country for transition, scrapping the state of emergency and releasing all political prisoners. Patriotic Ginbot 7, an armed opposition group quizzed if the election of Dr. Ahmed was the usual political plot by the TPLF or if ...

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