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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Reshuffles Cabinet

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Reshuffles Cabinet

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Reshuffles Cabinet: Defense Minister Among Those Replaced; It’s the Second Time in Less Than Three Months. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has made significant changes to his cabinet, including the dismissal of Defense Minister Abraham Belay (Dr.). Abrham, previously serving as the Minister of National Defense, has been appointed as the Minister of Lowland Areas and Irrigation. Aisha Mohammad has taken over Belay's former role as the new Minister of National Defense. Additionally, Mohammad Endris (Dr.), the former director of the Diaspora Authority, has been appointed as the Minister of State in the Coordination Center for Building…
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Ethiopia Set to Offer 10 Percent Stake of Ethio Telecom in Aprill

Ethiopia Set to Offer 10 Percent Stake of Ethio Telecom in Aprill

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed recently convened with a group of esteemed businessmen, recognized as "honest" taxpayers, at his office to address pertinent economic concerns. These individuals sought clarification from Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on various issues, including security challenges, foreign exchange shortages, tax relief, access to credit, policy inconsistencies, and the government's economic priorities. In response, Prime Minister Abiy outlined his administration's efforts over the past five years to bolster the economy and outlined future strategies. He acknowledged the inadequacies in tax collection, revealing that Ethiopia captures less than one percent of its generated wealth, despite projecting an annual production…
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Debretsion G/Michael Makes First Appearance in Addis Ababa after Years of war

Debretsion G/Michael Makes First Appearance in Addis Ababa after Years of war

Former Tigray region president, Debretsion Gebremichael, who’re president of the region during the outbreak of war in northern Ethiopia on November 24, 2019, has emerged in Addis Ababa after a four-year absence. During his tenure, he was also responsible for the Tigray special police, which engaged in hostilities against the Northern Command of the National Defense Army, precipitating Ethiopia's descent into conflict. The war, which resulted in the loss of over one million Ethiopian lives and the destruction of property estimated at $28 billion, was halted following the signing of a peace agreement in Pretoria, South Africa, brokered by the…
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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Reshuffles Security and Diplomatic Cabinet

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Reshuffles Security and Diplomatic Cabinet

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has announced a series of significant changes to Ethiopia's security and diplomatic portfolios, introducing new appointments to the House of Representatives for approval. Temesgen Tiruneh, formerly the Director of National Security, has been appointed as the Deputy Prime Minister, while Taye Atsikeselasie, the former Ethiopian permanent representative to the United Nations, assumes the role of Minister of Foreign Affairs. Additionally, Dr. Makdes Daba replaces Dr. Lia Tadese as Minister of Health, following her resignation. Redwan Hussain, previously serving as a security adviser to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, has been appointed as the Director General of the…
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Ethiopia Pays $10 Billion in Loans over the Last Five Years

Ethiopia Pays $10 Billion in Loans over the Last Five Years

The Prime Minister hinted that amendments are being considered for the Constitution of Ethiopia. During a briefing to the House of Representatives on his government's six-month performance, Prime Minister Abiy highlighted the establishment of a national dialogue commission aimed at addressing concerns raised by the Amhara region regarding the constitution. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed stated that, "A national dialogue commission has been established to address questions raised by the Amhara region regarding the constitution, and the commission is actively addressing these concerns." The Amhara people have raised concerns that the current constitution poses threats to their rights of movement, work,…
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GERD’s tripartite negotiations resumes in Cairo

GERD’s tripartite negotiations resumes in Cairo

The tripartite negotiations on the Ethiopian Great Renaissance Dam (GERD), which Ethiopia is building on the trans-boundary Nile River, have been terminated due to various reasons. This tripartite negotiation, which has been taking place under the auspices of the African Union, has been taking place between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan. The political unrest in Sudan and Ethiopia were the main reasons for the failure of the tripartite negotiations and the changing position of Egypt. A month ago, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed who went to Cairo, Egypt to participate in the forum of neighboring countries to find a solution to the…
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Gedu Andargachew urged PM Abiy to abandon military options in Amhara

Gedu Andargachew urged PM Abiy to abandon military options in Amhara

Prime Minister's former security advisor pointed out that the situation in the Amhara region will not be solved by force. The House of People's Representatives approved the state of emergency decree ruled by the Council of Ministers two weeks ago. Mr. Gedu Andargachew, one of the members of the council, former security advisor to the prime minister, minister of foreign affairs and president of the Amhara region, addressed the members of the council. Mr. Gedu, unlike other members of the council, was interrupted when he spoke about the situation in the Amhara region. He said in his speech that, "prosperous…
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Ethiopia’s Amhara region conflict poses a treat in East Africa- US

Ethiopia’s Amhara region conflict poses a treat in East Africa- US

US expresses its concerns on Ethiopia's conflict in Amhara region US secretary Anthony Blinken had a phone conversation with Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. Blinken said that, the situation in the Amhara and Oromia regions poses a threat to the peace and security of the region. The secretary also discussed with Prime Minister Abiy on the way to provide food aid in a fair way in the conflict areas. Blinken told the Prime Minister that the United States will provide full support to resolve the differences on Great Ethiopia Renaissance Dam through diplomatic means. Following the federal government disbanded regional…
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Amhara region officially requests federal government to intervene

Amhara region officially requests federal government to intervene

The Amhara National Regional Government requested the federal government to implement the necessary legal framework as it was difficult to control the security breach in the Amhara region through regular law enforcement system. The state government announced that, the breach of peace in the region is causing huge human, social and economic losses. Many operations have been carried out by the regional and federal security forces to bring the security problem under control. However, the Amhara National Regional Government has requested the federal government to immediately implement the necessary legal framework in accordance with the federal constitution to stop the…
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PM Abiy Ahmed appoints Selamawit Dawit as DG of immigration and citizenship services

PM Abiy Ahmed appoints Selamawit Dawit as DG of immigration and citizenship services

The Immigration and citizen service, which was established to provide passports and similar citizenship services, has been receiving complaints. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (Dr.) has sacked Mr. Bruhtesfa Mulgeta, who was in charge of the immigration and citizenship service for the past one year and half as well as Fraol Tafa and Tamru Genbato, who were serving as deputy directors. Immigration and Citizenship Service Public Relations and Communication Officer Ms. Mastawal Geda told Al-Ain that we have received a letter stating that Ms. Selamawit Dawit has been appointed as the director general of the institution since July 20, 2023. She…
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