Tag Archives: Abiy Ahmed

Ethiopia: PM appoints press secretary to facilitate flow of information to media, public

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (November 5, 2018) Ethiopia’s Prime Minister has formed a new press secretariat in a bid to provide timely information to the media and public on the works of his government and regional administrations. Abiy Ahmed has also appointed Billene Seyoum as his first press secretary, who said in her first presser in Addis Ababa today ...

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    Eritrea vows to consolidate peace in region as UN prepares to lift sanctions

    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (November 5, 2018) As the United Nations is set to lift a nine year old sanction on Eritrea, its unwavering president, Isaias Afwerki, says the recent peace between Ethiopia and Eritrea represents a new epoch and political dynamics in the Horn of Africa region and beyond. Afwerki vows to consolidate the peace process in the ...

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      Ethiopia appoints first female supreme court president

      by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (November 1, 2018) Ethiopia’s parliament appointed the first female supreme court president today in what is seen as the latest move by a reformist Prime Minister in increasing women’s role in his government. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed nominated Meaza Ashenafi to lead the highest court of the land which was unanimously approved by the Parliament. ...

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        Ethiopia: Electoral board, defense, judiciary under reform: Abiy Ahmed says

        by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (October 31, 2018) Ethiopian Prime Minister said his government is working to reform the electoral board, defense, judiciary and education sectors. Abiy Ahmed was speaking today at the CommerzBank Arena in Frankfurt, Germany where thousands of Ethiopians from all over Europe gathered to ask the premier questions of relevance in the direction the country is ...

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          Ethiopia: New House Speaker says legislature to reinforce oversight on executive

          by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (October 26, 2018) The newly elected Speaker of the House of People’s Representatives says the legislature will augment its oversight on the executive in the implementation of projects and laws. Tagesse Chafo said in an interview with the Ethiopian Television that the executives have signed a ‘contract’ with the legislature on the timely implementation of ...

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            Ethiopia: Women taking bigger roles as parliament elects first female president in modern history

            by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (October 25, 2018) The government of a reformist Prime Minister in Ethiopia, which had appointed half women in its cabinet last week, has elected a female as the country’s president. Ethiopia’s bicameral parliament today appointed Sahle-Work Zewde, a career diplomat that served her country as an ambassador and later with the United Nations in different ...

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              Congressman hopeful administration imposes sanctions on former Ethiopian spy chief

              by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (October 23, 2018) A U.S. congressman who wrote a letter to the Secretary of State and the Secretary of the Treasury calling for the imposition of the Global Magnitsky Act on a former Ethiopian spy chief said he is hopeful the U.S. administration would find it necessary to do so. Representative Mike Coffman of Colorado’s ...

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                Ethiopia: Abiy Ahmed says protesting special commandos came to kill him

                by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (October 18, 2018) Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said few among the soldiers who came to his palace last week to demand pay raises had actually came to kill him. The Prime Minister told the Parliament today that the aim of those who organized last week’s march to his office by some 240 special commandos ...

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                  Ethiopia: Gender parity in Abiy Ahmed’s new cabinet

                  by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (October 16, 2018) Ethiopia’s reformist Prime Minister appointed women in half of his cabinet positions in a move to ensure gender parity in a government hitherto dominated by men. “Of the 20 cabinet members, 10 or 50% are women,” Abiy Ahmed told MPs as he announces his cabinet to the Ethiopian Parliament today. But the ...

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                    Ethiopia arrests leaders of special commandos for violating constitution, military discipline

                    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (October 15, 2018) Chief of Staff of the Ethiopian defense forces said the special commandos that showed up at the National Palace last week and demand to speak to the Prime Minister have violated the country’s constitution and the military discipline that they were highly expected to strictly adhere to. Last week a group of ...

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