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Ethiopia PM Abiy Ahmed takes oath for new term
 
By: Abara Blessing Oluchi
Mon, 4 Oct 2021   ||   Ethiopia, Ethiopia
 

MONDAY- 4th October, 2021: Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has just been sworn in.

The ceremony in parliament comes after his party won a landslide victory in June's elections. The vote, which was boycotted by some parties, took place to the background of the conflict in the north.

Ethiopia's Addis Standard newspaper tweeted a photo of the prime minister taking the oath of office:

Mr Abiy was first appointed prime minister in 2018 by the-then governing EPRDF coalition following anti-government protests.

He then went on to form the Prosperity Party in 2019, which included most of the coalition's parties, but significantly not the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF).

The civil war is now between federal forces and the TPLF.

With his new government he will face old problems - finding a solution to the conflict in the north being the most pressing one.

 

 

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