Tag Archives: Prime Minister

Ethiopia: Abiy Ahmed says protesting special commandos came to kill him

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (October 18, 2018) Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said few among the soldiers who came to his palace last week to demand pay raises had actually came to kill him. The Prime Minister told the Parliament today that the aim of those who organized last week’s march to his office by some 240 special commandos ...

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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: 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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        Grenades found at residence of suspect in foiled assassination attempt on Ethiopian PM

        by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (August 23, 2018) Police investigating the June 23 foiled assassination attempt on the life Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said bombs and other weapons were found at the residence of the main suspect whom they allege has organized and led the plot to kill the Premier. Tesfaye Urgie, who was ironically the head of the ...

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          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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