Abiy Ahmed

Abiy Ahmed,

1976–, Ethiopian political leader. Joining the Ethiopian army in 1993, he served in the intelligence service, the UN peacekeeping mission in Rwanda, and the border war between Ethiopia and Eritrea. A member of the Oromo People's Democratic Organization within the ruling Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), he was the founding director of the Ethiopian Information Network Security Agency (2007–10), was elected to the Ethiopian house of representatives (2010), and was named minister of science and technology (2017). In 2018, following antigovernment protests in the regions of Oromia and Amhara, Abiy became EPRDF chairman and prime minister, becoming the first Oromo to hold the post. Abiy subsequently ended the state of emergency, freed political prisoners, announced economic reforms, and reestablished diplomatic relations with Eritrea.
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The failed coup in the Amhara region was led by a highranking military officer and others within the military on Saturday, said Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who made an address on the state broadcaster yesterday.
Amhara state president Ambachew Mekonnen and his adviser were shot dead and the state's attorney general was wounded in Amhara's capital of Bahir Dar on Saturday evening, according to a statement from the office of PM Abiy Ahmed.
The failed coup in the Amhara region was led by a high-ranking military official and others within the country's military, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed told the state broadcaster.
Amman, June 23 (Petra) - Ethiopia's army chief of staff, General Seare Mekonnen, has been shot hours after a failed coup attempt was reported in a federal state north of the capital, Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, announced on Sunday.
Seare Mekonnen was confirmed by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed who appeared at the national TV dressed in military fatigues on the early hours of Sunday.