Monday, June 25, 2018

Ethiopia's new Prime Minister isn't afraid to shake things up

(June 25, (The National))--Barely two months in office, and the new prime minister of Ethiopia is turning the country's politics and economy upside down.

The 42-year-old Abiy Ahmed took office in April, and quickly moved to shake up an administration that had gone a bit slack. A restive population, low job creation and crippling debt pointed to a desperate need for fresh ideas for the ruling coalition Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF).

Mr Ahmed it seems, is determined to come up with few of them.

"The crux of the matter is to catapult our country to a higher level of development and move forward, while ensuring that its unity is secured on a sustainable basis," he said in his inaugural parliamentary speech. Read more from The National »

No comments:

Post a Comment