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Ethiopian PM says”strong security is organized in all universities”

Ethiopian PM _ Abiy Ahmed
PM Abiy Ahmed speaking at the Peace Conference on Friday

December 20, 2019

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed made a speech during the peace conference organized at the Millennium Hall in the capital Addis Ababa on Friday. 

“Living together does not mean that there is no divergence of thoughts. It is unnecessary to kill one another because of it,” he said. 

He was also making a reference to one of Ethiopia’s persistent security challenges for several months now; ethnic-based clashed in the institutions of higher learning which claimed the lives of dozens of students.

He also pointed out that there are forces who are using students for manufactured conflicts. “…now strong security is organized in all universities and legal measures will be taken against those who are responsible for it,” he said. 

The peace conference was organized with the motto “Let’s build an Ethiopia that is convenient for us all.” And it was a committee assigned by Amhara-Oromo business communities that put together the event.

PM Abiy expressed his hope that both Amhara and Oromo people will work together with the rest of Ethiopia’s “nations and nationalities in all directions” to prepare similar discussions.

Senior government officials, members of the business community, religious leaders, elders, Abba Geddas, Youth groups and representatives from universities attended the conference. 

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  1. “Let’s build an Ethiopia that is convenient for us all”. So true Sir. The only way forward.

    What a shame and a total disregard for Ethiopianess.

    A few days ago Ethiopia launched a satellite to space, a few days later this shameful act by the very people expected to move the country forward.

  2. Ethiopia’s economy is based on agriculture . Currently Ethiopia is importing food to feed the people since Ethiopia failed to insure agriculture production due to farmers unions safety concerns plus YARA Norway fertilizer company loan sharks debt issues that are harassing farmers continuously with those that lost their crops to locust, unable to produce since locust prevention spray was not done . Now food for vote is PP / EPRDF way , to get food aid must vote in favor of the food aid carrier messenger delivery cadres party.

    In Ethiopia currently the unemployed people are close to 50 million people . The courageous Ethiopian government had announced it devised a new homegrown economic plan to create twenty million new mostly industrial new jobs in the coming year 2020 , which remains to be seen.

    It is said the “Edget Behibret Zemecha” Prosperity Medemer is going to make a big dent by providing twenty million new jobs in 2020 but many are saying Banks , EAirlines , court jobs , police , military , regional city government jobs and investement land opportunities are all being monopolized by Oromos which shows Querro will take almost all of the twenty million jobs set to be created by leaving the other ethnicities the burden of loans being taken out in their names.


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