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Abiy Ahmed

Ethiopian Prime Minister and Nobel Peace Prize laureate

Abiy Ahmed Ali (Amharic: አብይ አህመድ አሊ; born 15 August 1976) is an Ethiopian politician. He was appointed as 12th Prime Minister of Ethiopia on 2 April 2018.[1] He is chairman of both the ruling EPRDF (Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front)[2] and the OPDO (Oromo Peoples' Democratic Organization).[3]

Abiy Ahmed
አብይ አህመድ
Abiyyi Ahimad
Abiy Ahmed during state visit of Reuven Rivlin to Ethiopia, May 2018.jpg
12th Prime Minister of Ethiopia
Assumed office
2 April 2018
PresidentMulatu Teshome
Sahle-Work Zewde
DeputyDemeke Mekonnen
Preceded byHailemariam Desalegn
3rd Chairman of the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front
Assumed office
27 March 2018
DeputyDemeke Mekonnen
Preceded byHailemariam Desalegn
Leader of the
Oromo Peoples' Democratic Organization
Assumed office
22 February 2018
DeputyLemma Megersa
Preceded byLemma Megersa
Minister of Science and Technology
In office
6 October 2015 – 1 November 2016
Prime MinisterHailemariam Desalegn
Preceded byDemitu Hambisa
Succeeded byGetahun Mekuria
Director of the Information Network Security Agency
Acting
In office
2008–2010
Preceded byTeklebirhan Woldearegay
Succeeded byTeklebirhan Woldearegay
Personal details
Born (1976-08-15) 15 August 1976 (age 43)
Beshasha, Kaffa Province, Socialist Ethiopia
Political partyOromo Peoples' Democratic Organization
Other political
affiliations
Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front
Spouse(s)Zinash Tayachew
Children3 daughters and 1 son
EducationMicrolink Information Technology College (BA)
University of Greenwich (MA)
Ashland University (MBA)
Addis Ababa University (PhD)
Military service
Allegiance Ethiopia
Branch/serviceEthiopian Army
Years of service1991–2010
Rank13.EA-LTC.svg Lieutenant Colonel
UnitArmy Signals Corps
CommandsInformation Network Security Agency
Battles/warsEthiopian Civil War
United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda
Eritrean–Ethiopian War

Ahmed was awarded the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize forhis efforts to end border conflict between Ehiopia and Eritrea.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Dr Abiy Ahmed sworn in as Prime Minister of Ethiopia". Fana Broadcasting. 2018-04-01.
  2. "EPRDF elects Abiy Ahmed chair". 2018-03-27. Retrieved 2018-03-28.
  3. "Ethiopia's OPDO picks new chairman in bid to produce next Prime Minister". Retrieved 2018-02-22.
  4. "BREAKING NEWS: The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2019 to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali". Twitter. 11 October 2019. line feed character in |title= at position 15 (help)