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Ethiopia: PM Abiy Ahmed appoints opposition members in new cabinet

PM Abiy

Two days after being sworn in following his party’s victory in the controversial June election, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced his new cabinet. Three ministerial positions have gone to figures from opposition parties. The leader of the Ethiopian Citizens for Social Justice party, Berhanu Nega, has been appointed minister …

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Rebel group kidnaps dozens of people in western Ethiopia

Rebel group kidnaps dozens of people in western Ethiopia

Nearly 145 civilians have been abducted by a rebel group in the western Benishangul-Gumuz region following heavy fighting with security forces in Ethiopia. The state-appointed Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) said a group calling itself the Gumuz People’s Democratic Movement (GPDM) abducted the civilians in Sedal Woreda following the clashes. …

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