Abiy Ahmed

Current Prime Minister of Ethiopia

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Abiy Ahmed: Current Prime Minister of Ethiopia
Abiy Ahmed Ali is an Ethiopian politician serving as 10th Prime Minister of Ethiopia and the 4th Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia since 2 April 2018. He is the first Oromo chairman of the ruling Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) from the Oromo Democratic Party (ODP), which is one of the four coalition parties of the EPRDF. Abiy is also an elected member of the Ethiopian parliament, and a member of the ODP and EPRDF executive committees.


Ethiopia's Tigray region holds vote, defying Abiy's federal gov't [Video]

Ethiopia's Tigray region holds vote, defying Abiy's federal gov't

Officials holding polls warn that any federal government intervention would amount to a 'declaration of war'.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:40Published
More than 9,000 arrests in Ethiopia since June killing of singer [Video]

More than 9,000 arrests in Ethiopia since June killing of singer

Rights panel says arrests raise fears that Abiy Ahmed's government is returning to iron-fisted tactics of past regimes.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:21Published

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