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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: 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: Much touted reform in doubt as PM fills cabinet with ruling party members

By Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 19, 2018) Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister filled 16 cabinet positions with members of the ruling party dampening hopes of seeing new faces and ideas in government key positions. Abiy Ahmed retained six ministers of his predecesor, Hailemariam Desalegn, who resigned in February amid political turmoil in the East African country and the emergence of ...

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