Ethiopia PM Abiy Ahmed takes oath for new term

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has just been sworn in.

He now begins a five-year term in office after his party won the elections in June 2020.

Ethiopia’s Addis Standard newspaper tweeted a photo of the prime minister taking the oath of office:

Mr Ahmed was first appointed prime minister in 2018 by then ruling party EPRDF following anti-government protests.

He formed the Prosperity Party in 2019 which scored a landslide win in June’s elections that were boycotted by major opposition groups.

He is expected to announce a new government on Monday.

With his new government he will face old problems – finding a solution to the conflict in the north being the most pressing one.

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