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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 gets back Christian crown spirited away to Rotterdam decades agoAn 18th century church crown stolen from Ethiopia decades ago has been returned from the Netherlands after it was found in a suitcase more than 20 years ago, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Thursday.
U.S. to offer financial support for Ethiopia political reforms: PMThe United States will provide financial assistance to Ethiopia as it pursues political reforms, the office of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Tuesday during a visit by U.S. Secretary of..
U.S. Secretary of State meets Ethiopia's reformist prime ministerU.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Ethiopia's reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and other officials on Tuesday on a visit expected to focus on security, investment and Ethiopia's dispute..
Ethiopia to hold parliamentary elections on August 29Ethiopia'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..
Kidnapping of students sparks anti-government protests in EthiopiaSeveral thousand protesters took to the streets in Ethiopian cities this week, demanding Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed do more to tackle simmering ethnic violence following the kidnapping of a group of..
Trump spoke to Ethiopia's Abiy, expressed optimism on giant Nile dam -White HouseU.S. President Donald Trump, in a call with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, expressed optimism that an agreement on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam was near and would benefit all parties..
Ethiopia sets tentative August date for electionsEthiopia's upcoming national vote will probably be held on Aug. 16, the electoral board said on Wednesday, the first poll under Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed who has eased political restrictions and opened..
Ethiopia's Abiy Ahmed responds to Trump's Nobel Prize complaintThe US president suggested he had been overlooked for the prize for his own efforts on Ethiopia.
Ethiopian PM Abiy expects parliamentary election in May or JuneEthiopia will hold a parliamentary election in May or June despite security and logistic concerns, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Sunday.
Trump says he deserves Nobel Peace Prize not Abiy AhmedHe implied that he saved Ethiopia from war but Ethiopia's leader received the peace prize instead.
Ethiopia relaxes curbs on political gatherings with new anti-terror lawEthiopia's parliament on Thursday passed an anti-terrorism law that relaxed restrictions on political gatherings, broadening reforms introduced under Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
Five arrested in Ethiopia for arson attack on mosques: state governmentFive 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..
Nobel peace laureate Abiy says militants, global powers threaten Horn of AfricaMilitant 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..
Ethiopia's Abiy Ahmed: Inside the mind of this year's Nobel Peace Prize winnerEthiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has published a book outlining his philosophy of "medemer".
Ethiopia PM should talk to media when collecting Peace Prize: Nobel committeeEthiopian 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..
Ethiopia's Sidama vote overwhelmingly to form autonomous regionEthiopia's Sidama people have voted overwhelmingly to form their own self-governing region as many of the country's ethnic groups demand greater autonomy under sweeping reforms led by Prime Minister..
Ethiopia's Abiy Ahmed gets a new ruling partyNot everyone agrees with the plan to merge the ethnically-based parties in the governing coalition.
Ethiopia referendum: Sidama poll could test Prime Minister Abiy AhmedA referendum on the creation of a new region will see if ethnic rivalries can be solved at the ballot box.
Ethiopia's Sidama vote on autonomy in latest test for restive regionsEthiopia's Sidama people vote on self-determination in a referendum on Wednesday closely watched by other restive ethnic groups also seeking more autonomy since reforms by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed..
Ethiopian human rights boss battles scant resourcesWhen Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed appointed a former political prisoner in July as head of the state-funded human rights commission, supporters hailed it as a sign the country might finally..
Ethiopia PM Abiy says death toll from recent protests rises to 86Ethiopian 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.
Prominent activist won't rule out election challenge to Ethiopia PMProminent 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..
Ethiopia activist calls for calm after 16 killed in clashesProminent Ethiopian activist Jawar Mohammed called for calm on Thursday amid protests that have killed 16 people and are challenging Nobel Prize-winning Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in his political..
Ethiopia protesters burn Nobel winner Abiy Ahmed's bookDemonstrators are angry with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed over the alleged treatment of an activist.
Abiy Ahmed: No force can stop Ethiopia from building damAbiy Ahmed says "no force can stop Ethiopia" from building the dam, despite objections from Egypt.
PM Abiy says Ethiopia ready to hold elections in 2020Ethiopia 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.
Leaders of Egypt and Ethiopia to meet on Nile dam standoff: SisiEgyptian 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..
A son and father reunited, like many under Nobel winner Abiy's Ethiopia-Eritrea peace dealFor Samson Berhane, the news that Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed had won the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize was deeply personal.
Nobel Peace Prize: Has Abiy brought peace to East Africa?The Ethiopian prime minister has won the Nobel Peace Prize, but how successful has he been?
Ethiopia's Abiy wins Nobel Peace Prize for resolving conflict with EritreaEthiopian 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.
Ethiopian PM 'humbled, thrilled' with Nobel Peace PrizeEthiopian 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..
Ethiopian Nobel Peace Prize winner ruffles feathers at homeEthiopian 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.
Ethiopia 'proud as a nation' over Nobel Peace Prize: PM Abiy's officeEthiopia is "proud as a nation" for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's Nobel Peace Prize award, his office said in a statement on Friday.
Full text of the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize citationThe Norwegian Nobel Committee, which on Friday awarded the Nobel Peace Prize to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, released the following statement:
Ethiopia's PM says 'people from abroad' had role in June twin attacksEthiopian 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.
Ethiopia premier's aide named to lead restive Amhara regionEthiopia's Amhara Democratic Party (ADP) named the security adviser to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed as head of the restive Amhara region on Monday after his predecessor was killed in a violent attempt to..
Abiy Ahmed's reforms in Ethiopia lift the lid on ethnic tensionsJust a few weeks ago, Abiy Ahmed was feted across Africa but deadly attacks threatens his reforms.