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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 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.

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Ethiopia extends PM and lawmakers' terms, to hold polls within a year

Ethiopia's parliament approved on Wednesday an extra year in office for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed after August elections were postponed, two days after a leading opposition politician resigned as..
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Ethiopia gets back Christian crown spirited away to Rotterdam decades ago

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U.S. to offer financial support for Ethiopia political reforms: PM

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U.S. Secretary of State meets Ethiopia's reformist prime minister

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Ethiopia to hold parliamentary elections on August 29

Ethiopia's election body set a date on Friday of Aug. 29 for free parliamentary elections that will be a first test of voter support for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who has eased political restrictions..
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Kidnapping of students sparks anti-government protests in Ethiopia

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Trump spoke to Ethiopia's Abiy, expressed optimism on giant Nile dam -White House

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Ethiopia sets tentative August date for elections

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Ethiopian PM Abiy expects parliamentary election in May or June

Ethiopia will hold a parliamentary election in May or June despite security and logistic concerns, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Sunday.
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Ethiopia relaxes curbs on political gatherings with new anti-terror law

Ethiopia's parliament on Thursday passed an anti-terrorism law that relaxed restrictions on political gatherings, broadening reforms introduced under Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
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Five arrested in Ethiopia for arson attack on mosques: state government

Five people suspected of burning down four mosques in Ethiopia's Amhara region were arrested on Saturday, a regional spokesman said, as rising inter-communal and ethnic violence threatens political..
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Nobel peace laureate Abiy says militants, global powers threaten Horn of Africa

Militant groups and global military powers both pose a threat to peace and stability in the Horn of Africa, Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Tuesday after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize..
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Ethiopia PM should talk to media when collecting Peace Prize: Nobel committee

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed will not talk to the news media when he is in Oslo next week to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, drawing rare criticism from the award committee, which says a free and..
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Ethiopia's Sidama vote overwhelmingly to form autonomous region

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Ethiopian human rights boss battles scant resources

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Ethiopia PM Abiy says death toll from recent protests rises to 86

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Sunday the death toll from protests last month had risen to 86 and urged citizens to resist forces threatening to impede the country's progress.
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Prominent activist won't rule out election challenge to Ethiopia PM

Prominent activist Jawar Mohammed does not rule out challenging his erstwhile ally, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, in next year's election, he told Reuters on Friday, after days of demonstrations..
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Ethiopia activist calls for calm after 16 killed in clashes

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PM Abiy says Ethiopia ready to hold elections in 2020

Ethiopia will face problems if it delays its general election beyond the scheduled date of May next year, the prime minister said on Tuesday, recalling past political violence.
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Leaders of Egypt and Ethiopia to meet on Nile dam standoff: Sisi

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Sunday he would meet Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in Russia to discuss a dispute over a hydropower dam that the Horn of Africa country is building..
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For Samson Berhane, the news that Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed had won the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize was deeply personal.
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Ethiopia's Abiy wins Nobel Peace Prize for resolving conflict with Eritrea

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his peacemaking efforts which ended two decades of hostility with longtime enemy Eritrea.
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Ethiopian PM 'humbled, thrilled' with Nobel Peace Prize

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is "humbled and thrilled" at becoming the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, he said in a recorded phone call with the secretary of the Norwegian Nobel Committee..
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Ethiopian Nobel Peace Prize winner ruffles feathers at home

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, winner of the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for ending 20 years of hostility with neighboring Eritrea, can arouse strong reactions at home.
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Ethiopia 'proud as a nation' over Nobel Peace Prize: PM Abiy's office

Ethiopia is "proud as a nation" for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's Nobel Peace Prize award, his office said in a statement on Friday.
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Full text of the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize citation

The Norwegian Nobel Committee, which on Friday awarded the Nobel Peace Prize to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, released the following statement:
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Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed wins Nobel Peace Prize

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has named Abiy Ahmed as the winner of the 2019 Peace Prize.
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Ethiopia's PM says 'people from abroad' had role in June twin attacks

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Thursday that attackers in a failed regional coup in June had been trained by people who had come from foreign countries, without giving details.
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Ethiopia premier's aide named to lead restive Amhara region

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Ethiopia's PM says army chief of staff shot thwarting coup

Ethiopia's army chief of staff was shot while trying to thwart an attempted coup on Saturday in a federal state north of the capital Addis Ababa, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said.
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Ethiopia delays census again despite looming election

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Two Sudan rebel leaders arrested after meeting Ethiopia PM: sources

Two Sudanese rebel leaders were arrested early on Saturday, opposition sources said, shortly after meeting visiting Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who is trying to mediate in a crisis threatening..
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Ethiopian leader Abiy arrives in Sudan to meet head of ruling military council in mediation bid

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Ethiopia PM Abiy in Sudan to meet with chief of military council

Ethiopia's prime minister arrived in Sudan's capital Khartoum on Friday to meet with the chief of Sudan's Transitional Military Council Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, his office said.
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