Ethiopia’s New Premier Vows to Unify Country Rocked by Unrest

(Bloomberg) --
By Nizar Manek, 2 April 2018
Ethiopia’s new prime minister vowed to improve relations with long-time foe Eritrea and work with opposition parties to tackle protests that have posed the biggest risk to his party’s rule in a quarter-century.
Abiy Ahmed hailed “a new political era” as he was sworn in Monday by parliament, Fana Broadcasting Corp. reported. His appointment follows the resignation of predecessor Hailemariam Desalegn in February and makes Abiy only the third premier the nation has had since the then-rebel Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front took power in 1991.
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