Tag Archives: EPRDF

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: 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: Prominent exiled activist returns home to rapturous welcome

      by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (September 3, 2018) Tamagne Beyene, Ethiopia’s leading rights activist, returned home after two decades in exile in the United States. Mr. Beyene has been a vocal critic of the ethnic oriented and divisive rule by the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), an ethnic oligarchy that controlled political power with an iron fist for over a ...

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        Ethiopia: Premier says 90% of ruling party members support change

        by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (June 29, 2018) Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said 90% of members of the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) support ongoing change, political and economic reform efforts in the country. Speaking at a town hall meeting with residents of Semera, in Afar region of Northern Ethiopia, Dr. Ahmed said he and his supporters ...

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          Ethiopia opens up key sectors of economy for private investors

          by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (June 6, 2018) The meeting of the ruling EPRDF that decided to “fully accept” the ruling of the Ethiopian Eritrean Boundary Commission and the Algiers agreement yesterday, has also made a decision to open up key sectors of the economy that has so far been closed for private investors. The statement issued by the EPRDF ...

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            Ethiopia: PM to announce cabinet, House to replace speaker

            by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 18, 2018) Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister is expected to announce his new cabinet as he addresses the Parliament tomorrow. It is the second time since his appointment that Abiy Ahmed will speak before the House of People’s Representatives that also replaces its speaker, Abadula Gemeda. Critics say the formation of a new cabinet will ...

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              BREAKING: Dr. Abiy Ahmed becomes EPRDF chairman

              =========================================== by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (March 27, 2018) Ethiopia’s ruling coalition, EPRDF, elects Dr. Abiy Ahmed as the new chairman of the Front, according to the national broadaster, EBC. The election of Dr. Abiy Ahmed as chairman of the Front will by default make him the Prime Minister. He is expected to be officially ordained as the Prime Minister when ...

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                Ethiopia: TPLF presses for dismissal of MPs opposed to state of emergency

                by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (March 22, 2018) The Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), the core of the ruling coalition, has demanded the dismissal of those Members of Parliament at the House of People’s Representatives who voted against the reimposition of a state of emergency saying they had stood against the position of the ruling EPRDF, according to ESAT sources. ...

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                  Ethiopia: Diplomatic community distressed about unfolding political turmoil

                  by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (March 19, 2018) The diplomatic community in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa expressed concern over the political turmoil as well as crisis within the ruling EPRDF while a TPLF diplomat insist they should not worry about the situation and told them to “just calm down and do their job.” The diplomats were speaking at a forum ...

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                    Ethiopia: Five officials of OPDO jailed accused of inciting strikes

                    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (March 7, 2018) Five officials of the Oromo People’s Democratic Organization (OPDO) have reportedly been imprisoned by the Command Post, which has been given the power to execute the state of emergency declared on February 16, 2018. Their arrest and detention violates their immunity as members of the regional administrative council. They were accused of ...

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