Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed sworn in as PM for second five-year term

Abiy Ahmed Ali has been inaugurated as Ethiopia’s prime minister for another five years in Addis Ababa. The prosperity party leader  won in a landslide victory securing 410 parliamentary seats out of 436 in their July polls.

Abiys win  cemented  his power domestically amid mounting international concern of his government’s handling of the conflict in northern Ethiopia.The war ravaged areas has seen internationally bodies, the United Nations, key in factors that will elicit peace and harmony among the Ethiopians.

The United Nations has warned that hundreds of thousands of people are experiencing famine in Ethiopia’s war-ravaged northern region of Tigray.

Conflict broke out there 11 months ago between federal troops and forces loyal to the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), the political party that controls Tigray. Thousands have died and more than 2 million people have been forced to flee their homes.

The United States also condemned the expulsions and warned that it would not hesitate to use unilateral sanctions against those who obstructed humanitarian efforts.

Among leaders in attendance include Uhuru Kenyatta, Nigeria president Mohammadu Buhari and Senegal president Macky sall  

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