Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s father, Ahmed Ali, reportedly passed away on Monday around 2: 00 p.m. local time, reported Ethiopian State Broadcaster, EBC.
FanaBC cited Agaro Town’s government communication affairs office head to report that Ato Ahmed Ali had been getting medical attention at Jimma specialized hospital, where he apparently passed away.
His body is taken to his place of birth, Gomma District, Beshahsa Kebele (in Agara area). Funeral will take place on Tuesday, according to FanaBC report.
Meanwhile, Abiy Ahmed and his wife, Zinash Tayachew, reportedly donated blood in the capital, Addis Ababa on Monday, as part of commemoration of the 16th blood donation day, as reported by Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation.
It is unclear if the prime minister was informed about the death of his father by the time the was donating blood.
It is not clear either if the prime minister is heading to his place of birth for the funeral or he wants the matter to be a confidential family affair.
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