Abiy Ahmed

Abiy Ahmed congratulates Ethiopians on completion of 1st stage of GERD filling

Wed, 22 Jul 2020 - 05:15 GMT

Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, had justified the start of filling the Renaissance Dam due to the heavy rainfall season.

Unrest hits Ethiopia after singer-activist murder, protests erupt

Wed, 01 Jul 2020 - 09:21 GMT

Reasons behind Hachalu Hundessa's death are reportedly being investigated by local police authorities.

Constitutional impasse widens Ethiopia’s political rift amid deferred elections

Wed, 24 Jun 2020 - 09:25 GMT

The polls were postponed indefinitely due to COVID-19, leaving Ethiopia in a constitutional limbo.

Pics: Ahmed meets with top officers to discuss ‘defense strategy’

Sun, 21 Jun 2020 - 04:06 GMT

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Sunday said he discussed “new defense strategy” with general officers of the National Defense Force, few days after talks on Grand Renaissance Dam (GERD) with Egypt and Sudan failed to reach any agreement.

Ethiopian PM says 'warning' remarks on GERD quoted out of context: Presidency

Thu, 24 Oct 2019 - 12:08 GMT

Ahmed’s remarks came in a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, on the sidelines of the Russia-Africa Forum in Sochi, Russia held from October 23-24.

Ethiopia’s PM says meeting with Sisi Thursday ‘positive’: RT

Thu, 24 Oct 2019 - 10:18 GMT

Despite growing tensions between Egypt and Ethiopia over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), Ahmed said the atmosphere of that meeting with President Sisi was positive, according to RT.

Egypt’s statement on Ethiopian Prime Minister’s alleged remarks

Tue, 22 Oct 2019 - 08:35 GMT

Egypt has issued a statement on Tuesday in response to the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s alleged remarks on Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam talks.

Sisi congratulates Abiy Ahmed for Nobel Peace Award

Fri, 11 Oct 2019 - 10:41 GMT

“It is a new victory to our black continent, which is always ambitious for peace and seeking stability and development," said President Sisi.

Ethiopia ready to reach deal with Egypt, Sudan on Renaissance dam

Mon, 07 Oct 2019 - 04:51 GMT

“The Government of Ethiopia will reinforce its effort to make the ongoing trilateral dialogue a success," Abiy Ahmed said.

Abiy messages Sisi on resumption of Renaissance Dam talks

Fri, 26 Jul 2019 - 01:27 GMT

The message affirmed the great importance Ethiopia attaches to Egypt to develop the bilateral relations in various fields, and strengthen friendship with Cairo.

Ethiopia says there was a coup attempt against leadership of Amhara region

Sat, 22 Jun 2019 - 07:04 GMT

Ethiopia said on Saturday there was a coup attempt against the head of the country's Amhara state but that it had failed.

Egypt’s president meets chairperson of AU Commission

Mon, 11 Feb 2019 - 07:02 GMT

Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al Sisi met on Monday chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat

How change happened in Ethiopia: a review of how Abiy rose to power

Wed, 06 Feb 2019 - 06:47 GMT

Last year was an historical one for Ethiopian politics. Most Ethiopians now feel hopeful about the prospect of peace and democratic progress.

GERD-lagging construction sees new delay due to work defects

Sat, 15 Dec 2018 - 03:24 GMT

Possible defects with the hydro-electrical plant’s equipment of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) will postpone its completion to the end of 2022.

Ethiopia signs peace deal with rebels from gas-rich region

Sun, 21 Oct 2018 - 09:54 GMT

Ethiopia signed a peace deal with Ogaden National Liberation Front rebels from its Somali Region, whom it had previously outlawed as a "terrorist group," officials said.

MeTEC: Ethiopia’s not best choice for national projects

Tue, 28 Aug 2018 - 08:00 GMT

The Ethiopian PM blamed on August 25 METEC for the delay in the construction of the multi-billion dollar Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam according to The Reporter.

Chief of intelligence, FM to head to Addis Ababa for GERD talks

Sun, 26 Aug 2018 - 02:43 GMT

The meeting will tackle the establishment of a joint developmental fund for infrastructure between the two countries and Sudan.

World Bank to give Ethiopia $1 bln in budget help - PM

Sun, 26 Aug 2018 - 10:52 GMT

The World Bank will provide $1 billion in direct budget support to Ethiopia in the next few months, the prime minister said on Saturday

Internet in eastern Ethiopia shut down after regional violence

Wed, 08 Aug 2018 - 10:24 GMT

Authorities have shut off Internet access in eastern Ethiopia amid an outbreak of violence, a sign of the challenges facing reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

Ethiopia's PM Abiy sets up team to advise on privatisation

Sat, 04 Aug 2018 - 03:16 GMT

Ethiopia's prime minister has appointed a team to advise his government on the privatisation of state-owned enterprises.

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