Abiy Ahmed

Ethiopia arrests former deputy spy chief Yared Zerihun

Ethiopia's former deputy intelligence chief has been arrested amid investigations into corruption and human rights abuses committed by the security forces. Yared Zerihun, the former deputy head of the national security agency, is one of more than 60 intelligence and military figures arrested...

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 9:50am

Ethiopia arrests 63 suspected of rights abuses, corruption

Ethiopia has arrested 63 intelligence officials, military personnel and businesspeople on allegations of rights violations and corruption, the country's attorney general announced on Monday. The sweeping high-profile arrests carried out in recent days are a result of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed...

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 10:05am

Ethiopian PM urges citizens to respect rule of law to contain recurring violence

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Sunday urged citizens to abide by the rule of law so as to avoid recurrent violence in the country. Ethiopia is currently facing the negative impacts of misunderstanding between freedom and disorder, eventually affecting the country's peace and security...

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 10:37am

Ethiopian court bails 11 police officers accused of negligence in rally bomb attack

The Ethiopia Federal First Instance Court based in Addis Ababa on Tuesday granted bail to 11 police officers accused of negligence in a June 23 bomb attack. The bomb attack at a mass rally held in support of reformist Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed left two people dead and more than 50...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 2:52pm

Behold the Horn… of Africa

On this link you will be introduced to Dr Abiy Ahmed’s doctrine. Listening to him, one is able to appreciate the legacy of late Meles Zenawi, the charismatic Ethiopian Prime Minister who passed away six years ago. Like his illustrious predecessor then, Dr. Ahmed’s political thought is...

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 10:13am

Rare good news from the Horn of Africa

It is rare that good news from Africa gets widely reported. It is even more unusual for that to come from the Horn of Africa. Usually what we get from there are stories about war, famine and other disasters, pirates and terrorists. But occasionally there is an exception. One such rare occasion was...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 10:30am

Egypt welcomes peace deal between Eritrea, Ethiopia

Egypt welcomed on Monday the signing of an agreement between Eritrea and Ethiopia to end their two decades of dispute. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's visit to Eritrea had started new relationship between the two countries in order to reach security and stability in the region, Egyptian...

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 2:40pm

Kagame commends Ethiopian, Eritrean leaders’ historic meeting

President Paul Kagame has commended the historic meeting between the leaders of Eritrea and Ethiopia in Asmara, describing it as the right thing for the people of the two neighbouring countries. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed arrived at Asmara International Airport on Sunday, for a meeting...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 1:50pm

Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed to make his first official United States visit

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed will conduct a two-day state visit to the U.S. from July 28-29, an Ethiopian official said on Wednesday. Speaking to foreign and local media, Ambassador Birtukan Ayano, Deputy Minister of Ethiopia Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), said Abiy is expected to meet...

Friday, July 6, 2018 - 3:09pm

Sudan welcomes rapprochement between Ethiopia, Eritrea

Sudan on Tuesday welcomed the rapprochement and communication between Ethiopia and Eritrea, hoping the move would mark a new phase in process of the two countries' bilateral ties. Sudan's Foreign Ministry said in a statement that positive developments in the Ethiopian-Eritrean ties were...

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 10:27am

Ethiopia's senior political leader resigns: local media

Chairman of one of the four parties forming Ethiopia's ruling political coalition, the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), Shiferaw Shigute resigned from his role on Monday. Shigute was chairman of the Southern Ethiopian People's Democratic Movement (SEPDM),...

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 9:01am

Algeria hails relationship development between Ethiopia, Eritrea

Algeria's Foreign Ministry Saturday welcomed the recent development in relations between Ethiopia and Eritrea. The Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Abdelaziz Benali Cherif Saturday said in a statement that Algeria welcomes the decision of Ethiopian authorities to fully implement the Algiers...

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 9:08am

Ethiopia PM says era of state sanctioned torture is over

Ethiopia’s prime minister, Abiy Ahmed made a startling admission that government had sanctioned torture of its political prisoners, which he described as unconstitutional. Abiy was taking questions from members of parliament, after he submitted to them a brief of current affairs of the state...

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 8:18am

Sisi asks Ethiopia PM to pledge that dam project will not hurt Egypt

Egyptian president, Abdel Fattah el Sisi concluded a joint press conference with his Ethiopian counterpart by seeking the strongest reassurance concerning the latter’s dam project on the Nile. Talks over the Grand Renaissance Dam, Ethiopia’s $4 billion hydroelectric project, have been...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 7:53am

Ethiopia PM meets Sisi as Egypt seeks mutual cooperation

Ethiopia’s prime minister has held bilateral talks with his Egyptian counterpart, securing the release of Ethiopian prisoners held in the North African nation. Abiy Ahmed who is in Egypt for a two day state visit, held a meeting with president Abdel Fattah el Sisi and the two leaders agreed...

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 7:26am

Ethiopian PM replaces army chief in major shakeup

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has appointed Seare Mekonen as the chief of staff of Ethiopia National Defense Forces (ENDF), replacing Samora Younous, state media Ethiopia Broadcasting Corporation said on Thursday. Local and foreign analysts have been keenly watching Abiy’s moves in the...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 10:30am

Ethiopia PM to be honored as an 'African hero' in Uganda

Ethiopia’s prime minister, Abiy Ahmed is set to receive the highest distinction accorded to a head of state by the government of Uganda, as the latter celebrates National Heroes’ Day. Abiy will pay an official visit to Uganda over the weekend, where he will attend the event celebrated...

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 9:06am