Tag Archives: Abiy Ahmed

Ethiopia: Abiy Ahmed hints elections could be postponed based on opinions of majority competing parties

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (November 27, 2018) Leaders of eighty-one political parties today held the first round of meetings with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to discuss on electoral reforms needed to make the upcoming elections free and fair. Speaking on whether the elections would be postponed, the Prime Minister said it would be decided based on the opinions ...

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    Ethiopia: New election boss vows to restore public trust on electoral board

    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (November 23, 2018) Ethiopia’s new head of elections has vowed to make the electoral board an institution that would be trusted by the people in conducting free and fair elections. Birtukan Mideksa, who was elected yesterday by the Ethiopian parliament to lead the country’s electoral board says the public had lost trust on the institution ...

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      Ethiopia: PM to discuss electoral reforms with leaders of opposition parties

      by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (November 23, 2018) Ethiopia’s Prime Prime Minister will hold discussions with leaders of opposition political parties on electoral reforms and democratization processes in the country. The announcement today by the Office of the Prime Minister urges leaders of opposition parties to register for the meeting to be held on Tuesday. “The discussions will focus on ...

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        BREAKING: Police put freeze on land, property of Getachew Assefa, Maj. Gen. Kinfe Dagnew and 400 other corruption suspects

        by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (November 20, 2018) The crime investigation bureau of the federal police commission sent a letter to ten offices of land administration in the capital to identify and compile information on over 400 suspects of corruption while it put a freeze on their land and property until further action by courts, according to a document sent ...

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          Ethiopia: Capital launches mixed-use, integrated residential project

          by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (November 19, 2018) An integrated residential project was launched today at the historic La Gare (Train Station) in the capital Addis Ababa. The mixed-use project, which lands on 360,000-sq-m area, is expected to have 4000 residences and cost 50B birr, (approximately $1.9B at current exchange rates). A key component of the project was building residences ...

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            Ethiopia: Premier vows to continue crackdown on suspects of corruption, human rights abuses

            by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (November 15, 2018) “Ethiopia should not be a country where some steal in millions of dollars while others scavenge for food in dumpsters,” Ethiopia’s Prime Minister said in his written statement today. Dr. Abiy Ahmed has vowed that his government would continue crackdown on officials suspected of corruption and human rights abuses. Scores of army ...

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              UN technical team in Ethiopia to discuss elections with all parties

              by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (November 14, 2018) A United Nations technical team is in Ethiopia discussing election laws and technicalities with leaders of political parties and community representatives, according to ESAT sources. The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has been funding Ethiopia’s past elections against international uproar that the elections were rigged by the TPLF regime. In the 2015 ...

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                Ex-spy chief planned botched assassination attempt on PM: Prosecutor says

                by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (November 12, 2018) The general prosecutor said the former head of the National Intelligence and Security Services Agency was the person who coordinated the foiled assassination attempt against Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in June. Berhanu Tsegaye, the prosecutor general told a gaggle of reporters in Addis Ababa that his office and the police have done ...

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                  Eritrean and Somali Presidents visit Ethiopia

                  by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (November 9, 2018) Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki is in Ethiopia for the third time in four months since the thawing of relations in July. Afwerki is visiting Ethiopia’s northern region of Amhara, joined by President of Somalia, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed. The two leaders were welcomed in the historic city of Gondar by Ethiopian Prime Minister ...

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                    BREAKING: Over 160 generals, commanders fired from Ethiopian army

                    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (November 9, 2018) Sources close to the Prime Minister disclosed to ESAT that over 160 army generals and commanders have been let go in a major reform by Abiy Ahmed’s government in the upper echelons of the army that was overwhelmingly dominated by ethnic Tigrayans and members of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). In ...

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