Hailemariam Desalegn


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Hailemariam Desalegn,

1965–, Ethiopian political leader. Trained as an engineer, Hailemariam held various positions at Arba Minch Univ. (1989–2000). A member of Southern Ethiopian People's Democratic Movement (SEPDM), one of the four parties in the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), he served from 1995 to 2008 he served in the House of Federation and on the regional council for the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region, and was the regional council president from 2001 to 2006. In 2008 he was first elected to Ethiopia's House of Peoples Representatives, and later served (2010–12) as deputy prime minister and minister of foreign affairs under Meles ZenawiMeles Zenawi
, 1955–2012, Ethiopian political leader, prime minister of Ethiopia (1995–2012), b. Adwa. After two years of medical studies at the Univ. of Addis Ababa, he helped found (1975) the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), becoming its secretary-general
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. Chairman of the SEPDM from 2002, he became vice chairman of the EPRDF in 2010. On Meles Zenawi's death in 2012 he became acting prime minister of Ethiopia, and subsequently became prime minister and EPRDF chairman.
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Ethiopia declared another emergency last month after Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn announced he would resign.
However, a recent development in internal Ethiopian affairs, which led Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn to resign, has sent fears of a negative impact on GERD negotiations.
Last Thursday, Hailemariam Desalegn unexpectedly resigned from his position saying he wanted smooth political reforms in Ethiopia.
Summary: Addis Ababa [Ethiopia], Feb 17 (ANI): Ethiopia has declared a state of emergency following the unrest in the restive Oromia and Amhara regional states, after Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn resigned on Thursday, according to a state television broadcast.
Addis Ababa, Jumada I 30, 1439, Feb 16, 2018, SPA -- Ethiopia announced a state of emergency on Friday after Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn on Thursday announced his intention to step down amid unrest and a political crisis in the Horn of Africa country.
ETHIOPIAN Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has submitted a resignation letter after the worst anti-government protests in a quarter of a century, saying he hoped the surprise decision would help planned reforms succeed and create a "lasting peace".
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (R) and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn at the Egyptian Presidential Palace in Cairo.
In his official opening address, the Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia, Hailemariam Desalegn, advocated for strong democratic states with zero tolerance for corruption and mechanisms for wealth-sharing.
Rights groups and activists welcomed the surprise promise by Hailemariam Desalegn to "widen the democratic space for all", saying it could herald the end of a repressive, violent era for the country.
Others are Yoweri Museveni of Uganda, Botswana's Ian Khama, Rwanda's Paul Kagame, John Pombe Magufuli of Tanzania, Edgar Lungu of Zambia, Ismail Omar Guelleh of Djibouti, Namibia's Hage Geingob, Faure Gnassingbe of Togo, Mohamed Farmajo of Somalia, and Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn of Ethiopia.
13 (SUNA) The Pime Minister of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia, Hailemariam Desalegn Boshe is due to arrive the country Tuesday, in a three days visit to the country during which he will hold talks with the President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer al -Bashir tackling means for enhancing the bilateral relations between the two brotherly countries and the regional and international issues of mutual concern.
On the sidelines of the AU summit in Ethiopia, a humanitarian organisation run by Africa's First Ladies met and elected Roman Tesfaye, wife of Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, as their new president.