Tag Archives: Prime Minister

Ethiopia: FBI to investigate deadly bomb attack at rally in Addis

UPDATE: The FBI has already begun its investigations into the bomb attack, as per a press statement by the Federal Police Commission, Zeinu Jemal. by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (June 25, 2018) The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will investigate the deadly bomb attack at a rally held in the capital on Saturday in support of the new ...

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    Ethiopian: Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to attend rally in his support

    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (June 22, 2018) Residents of the capital Addis Ababa and its environs as well as towns across Ethiopia will hold a rally in support of the country’s new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. Organizers say the rallies are held in support of the ongoing efforts by the Prime Minister in pushing for reforms and to encourage ...

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      Ethiopia/Eritrea: Afwerki responds to Ahmed’s peace overtures

      by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (June 20, 2018) In response to an olive branch extended from Ethiopia, Eritrea says it would send a delegation to Ethiopia to “to chart out a plan for continuous future action.” “Outside myopic considerations of public relations stunts and advantages, we will send a delegation to Addis Abeba to gauge current developments directly and in ...

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        Ethiopia’s PM extends olive branch to opposition groups abroad

        by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (June 18, 2018) Ethiopia’s Prime Minister has made calls to opposition groups abroad to give up their arms and come back home to peacefully take part in the country’s politics. Presenting his report to the Parliament, Abiy Ahmed said the country can only benefit from peace but not war; and called on Patriotic Ginbot 7 ...

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          Ethiopia to lift state of emergency

          by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (June 2, 2018) The cabinet of Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, also known as the Council of Ministers, has announced today that a state of emergency imposed in February would be lifted. The news comes in the form of a tweet by Fitsum Arega, the Chief of Staff of the Prime Minister, who wrote that the Council, ...

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            Premier’s request to address Ethiopians in North America declined by Sports Federation

            ESAT News (May 31, 2018) A request by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to address Ethiopians in North America at their annual sports festival has been declined by the organizing body. The request made by the Prime Minister to the Ethiopian Sports Federation in North America (ESFNA) through the Ethiopian Embassy in Washington, DC has been a hot topic of debate ...

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              Ethiopia: New PM tours hotbed regions of deadly protests, opposition skeptical of his approach in resolving political crisis

              by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 12, 2018) Fews days after taking office, Ethiopia’s newly elected Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed paid a visit last week to the country’s Somali region in the East where hundreds were killed and over a million displaced in what was being blamed on ethnic clashes between the Somali and Oromo communities. Yesterday, thousands of residents ...

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                Ethiopia: New PM vows to respect rights and embrace freedom

                by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 2, 2018) Abiy Ahmed, who swore in today as Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, said that the country needed to respect human rights, freedom of expression and assembly in the spirit of the constitution, which has been routinely violated by the regime.   In a speech that called for healing, reconciliation and unity in a country ...

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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: Ruling party to meet Sunday to pick Prime Minister

                    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (March 7, 2018) Ethiopia’s ruling coalition will meet on Sunday to elect its chairman, who will, by default, be annointed Prime Minister. The Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic (EPRDF), made up of four parties formed along ethnic lines, is considered by critics and the opposition as a quasi coalition since it is run behind the scene ...

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