Tag Archives: Abiy Ahmed

Ethiopia: Lenco Latta concerned OLF remains armed as Dawud Ibsaa persists

By Engidu Woldie ESAT News (October 11, 2018) A leading Oromo political figure said he was baffled by the position of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) to remain armed. In an interview with a local radio station, Lenco Latta, who is the chairman of the Oromo Democratic Front (ODF) said the recent statement by Dawud Ibssa, Chair of the OLF, ...

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    Ethiopia: Abiy Ahmed to reshuffle cabinet

    By Engidu Woldie ESAT News (October 11, 2018) The cabinet of Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, would be restructured and downsized in line with ongoing reforms. New portfolios would also be created based on the priorities of his government, according to a draft law sent to the Parliament. The existing cabinet sent a draft law to Parliament yesterday to reduce ...

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      Ethiopia: Gov’t calls on OLF to disarm combatants

      by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (October 10, 2018) Ethiopian government spokesperson called on the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) to immediately disarm its combatants that were still carrying weapons. The statement by the minister of government communication affairs, Kasahun Gofe, was made in response to a recent statement by the leader of OLF, Dawud Ibssa, who said they had not made ...

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        Ethiopia: Soldiers show up unannounced at National Palace, PM orders pushups

        by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (October 10, 2018) A group of soldiers showed up unannounced at the National Palace and demand to speak with the Prime Minister, who punished them with some pushups. The soldiers reportedly wanted the PM to address salary and benefit issues. Wild speculations filled the Ethiopian social media today as a group of about 240 members ...

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          Ethiopian President vows to combat lawlessness

          by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (October 8, 2018) Ethiopia’s President says despite positive changes in the country’s political landscape, rampant lawlessness has threatened the supremacy of the law. Mulatu Teshome said it would be the priority of his the government, at all levels, to ensure that justice prevails as the country makes political and economic reforms. Dr. Mulatu Teshome was ...

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            Ethiopia: Re-elected as chairman of ruling party, Abiy Ahmed garners vote of confidence to continue reforms

            by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (October 5, 2018) Ethiopia’s ruling party, the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), re-elected the incumbent Prime Minister, Dr. Abiy Ahmed as its chairman until the next Congress. The decision by the Congress of the four party coalition will, by default, allow Ahmed to continue in his position as the Prime Minister. The re-election of ...

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              Ethiopia: Concern over repatriated OLF soldiers roaming armed

              by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (October 4, 2018) There has been growing concern that soldiers for the separatist Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), that have recently returned to the country from neighboring countries, were still remained armed. Other armed groups that have returned to Ethiopia after peace overtures by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government have been disarmed and made to settle ...

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                Ethiopia: Abiy Ahmed pushes for federalism, EPRDF congress will not deliberate on ideology

                by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (October 3, 2018) As a historic congress of Ethiopia’s ruling coalition, the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) kicks of today in the Southern city of Hawassa, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who is also the coalition’s chairman said federalism was the way to go for Ethiopia considering historical and current realities in the country. Dr. ...

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                  Ethiopia: Assassination attempt on PM linked to OLF operatives as five charged with terrorism

                  by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (September 28, 2018) Ethiopian federal prosecutors today charged five individuals with planning, coordinating and executing an assassination attempt on the life of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed at a rally on June 23, organized to show support for the reformist Premier. Getu Girma, Birhanu Jafar, Tilahun Getachew, Bahiru Tolosa and Dessalegn Tesfaye were charged with terrorism, ...

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                    Ethiopia, Eritrea sign agreement on peace, friendship and cooperation in Jeddah

                      ESAT News (September 18, 2018) Ethiopia and Eritrea signed an agreement in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to reaffirm their declaration made in July for peace and friendship. “The state of war between the two countries has ended and a new era of peace, friendship and comprehensive cooperation has started,” the agreement that was made public today and signed by Ethiopia’s ...

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