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Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed seen in cabinet meeting after rumors about his health

Ethiopian export economy performance was impressive given the situation Ethiopia was in last year, says Abiy

Ethiopian News _ Abiy Ahmed _ August 3
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed during a meeting with his ministers on August 3,2022

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When Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov was visiting Ethiopia on July 26, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was not seen for days.

Abiy, the top decision maker in the country, did not meet with Lavrov. Just months before he became prime minister, there was a story that Abiy Ahmed, then a member of parliament and top official in the Oromo region of Ethiopia and a cabinet minister, skipped parliament.

Regarding his recent absence, some rumoured about his health. Others predicted a possible security incident that involved an attempt on his life. Still, others were thinking that he was just gauging the political temperature in the country.

What exactly happened is unknown. Secrecy and political manipulation have been customary in the tradition of the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front which later rebranded as the Prosperity Party under the leadership of Abiy Ahmed.

What is known is that the state-owned media, Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation, showed video footage of him leading a cabinet meeting on the Economic performance of the country.

From the video footage, he does not look frail or someone who recently recovered from a serious illness that impacted his office hours.

He was seen hailing Ethiopian economic performance – especially in the export trade – in the concluded fiscal year. He said it was impressive as Ethiopia was in a difficult situation. 

Ethiopia has been at war with the TPLF for nearly two years now  – something that impacted the economy as the country was also facing sanctions because of the war. 

Meanwhile, US delegates, including the Charge de Affair in the country,  and their western allies were in Mekelle talking to the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). 

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government and TPLF are said to be sitting for negotiation right after the Kenyan election this week. It is hoped that the negotiation would end the war. 

Video : embedded from Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporate Youtube channel
Cover photo : screenshot from the video
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3 COMMENTS

  1. Whoa! I was just about to announce his replacement with someone overqualified than anyone out there. My appointment is the most acclaimed expert in the affairs of that entire region. Nobody comes even close to him. He can combine both Ethiopia and Somalia and can run the new union from the back of his hands. He is also a magician and can make every terrorist including Al-Shabaab disappear in the thin air with his magic wand just like that! He was a former member/sympathizer WSLF, EPRP, MEISON and astute student of the late Afwayne. You don’t know who Afwayne was? You know nothing, don’t you? He is af-mishar just like Afwayne. He will order me and my Oromos to be Somali-Abbo’s and we will obey his reverend’s orders. Our Afar brothers and sisters will be ordered to call themselves Somali Ayka’s and they will oblige. Our Tigre brothers and sisters will be ordered to call themselves Somali Xumite’s and they will do just that expeditiously. Amharas will be instructed to call themselves Somali Ante’s and they better say yes sir and do it! The rest of the country will be given names accordingly. Even though Abiy is back to work but I have already made my mind to replace him with this number one expert. Hey Abiy! You’re out!!!!

  2. Subject: “Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed seen in cabinet meeting after rumors about his health” borkena.com,
    August 3, 2022

    QUOTE: “Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government and TPLF are said to be sitting for negotiation right after the Kenyan election this week. It is hoped that the negotiation would end the war. ” UNQUOTE

    Humble Opinion, 3 August 2022
    Prime Minister of a Country and a Leader of ONE of NINE PROVINCES of that COUNTRY are going to foreign country for “negotiation” AMAZING! DiSGRACEFUL TO THAT ANCIENT COUNTRY CALLED ETHIOPIA.

    What is next? Another province out of the nine will also be renegading and looking forward to go to another country for negotiation with the Prime Minister. In other words, the Prime Ministership of that Country (Ethiopia) is being degraded with no meaning for the Position.

    There used to be a noble saying & ‘MAY GOD HELP ETHIOPIA’ something like that. IT IS TIME FOR SUCH PRAYER.
    Ethiopia is in a glaring turmoil leading to the obvious. What a sad ending of an ancient independent country. Without pointing to specific colonial forces of YESTERYEARS, it is a moment of delight and pride to say: “WE TOLD YOU SO . BLACK AFRICANS ARE BLACK AFRICANS” They are lucky to have the glaring proof, without a trace of doubt. THE END
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    Post Script
    Who will be the next province?

  3. Right, I heard these rumors last week too. I didn’t believe a second. Sounds deja vu story as far as the arts of poltical manipulations, intrigues and secrecy of Ethiopian leaders and top politicians are concerned. They like the suspense and potential public empathy as a substitute for leadership strength, honesty and accomplishment. Further, my question is why government allows the American envoy, who is not necessary playing not so neutral role, to directly interact unsupervised with the TPLF secessionists. Is something fishy here or am I wrong? Is this the way a seasoned and competent diplomacy of sovereign operates?

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