Tag Archives: Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed

Ethiopia: Abiy Ahmed assures victims perpetrators of killings will face justice

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (September 18, 2018) Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who visited residents displaced by the weekend deadly violence outside Addis Ababa pledged to bring perpetrators of the killings to justice. The Premier went to the Medhanialem School today where hundreds of people took shelter fleeing their homes in Burayu, where a group carried out a deadly attack ...

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    Ethiopia: Anti-terrorism head with spy agency on trial for coordinating assassination attempt on PM

    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (August 8, 2018) One of the suspects on trial for the June 23 assassination attempt on the life of Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed was the anti-terrorism head with the Ethiopian National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS), the country’s spy agency. Tesfaye Urge, one of the about 30 suspects arrested after the June 23 assassination ...

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      Ethiopia requests UN to lift sanctions on Eritrea

      By Engidu Woldie ESAT News (July 9, 2018) Ethiopia has formally requested the UN Security Council to lift sanctions that it had imposed on Eritrea in 2009. The official request was made by Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to UN Secretary General, António Guterres, who is on a visit in Addis Ababa, according to reports by state media. The UNSC ...

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        Ethiopia: Premier forecasts below 10% economic growth

        by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (July 6, 2018) Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed says he expects the country’s economic growth to be under 10% this year. The Premier was speaking today at the Parliament that has approved a budget of 12.6 billion dollars for the fiscal year that begins next week. Ahmed said focus should be given to the growth ...

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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: Govt spokesperson call on public to keep vigilant eye to thwart spoilers of peace

            by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (June 27, 2018) Ethiopia’s Minister for Communications Affairs urge the public to keep vigilant eye to thwart similar attacks to Saturday’s foiled attempt to assassinate the Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed. The Minister, who is also the government spokesperson, told reporters yesterday that there are groups who wish to create havoc in an attempt to impede ...

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              UPDATE: Bomb explosion kill one and injure 165

              By Engidu Woldie ESAT News (June 23, 2008) One person was killed and 165 people were injured in Addis Ababa when a grenade was thrown at a crowd near a stage where Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and other dignitaries were sitting to address a rally that was held in support of the new Premier. According to a statement by ...

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                BREAKING: Ethiopia: Undisclosed number of people dead in grenade explosion at rally in Addis Ababa

                by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (June 23, 2018)   Undisclosed number of people have died and others injured in a grenade explosion in a rally in Addis Ababa, where Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was attending.   Video shared on social media shows what appears to be a loud explosion near the stage where the PM was sitting. He was quickly ...

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                  Ethiopia unblocks 264 websites, including ESAT

                  by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (June 22, 2018) The Ethiopian government announced that it has unblocked 264 websites, blogs as well as radio and tv transmissions from abroad. “A free flow of information is essential for engaged & responsible citizenry,” Chief of staff at the Prime Minister’s office, Fitsum Arega said in a tweet this morning announcing the lifting of ...

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