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Ethiopia: Turning the Corner?

29 March 2018

On Wednesday Ethiopia’s ruling EPRDF coalition appointed a new leader. Abiy Ahmed, 42, is also expected to become the next prime minister, following the shock resignation of Hailemariam Desalegn last month. The move is seen as significant – Ahmed will be the first Oromo leader of Ethiopia – and there is a renewed sense of optimism that he could represent the change the country desperately needs.

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