Ethiopian Parliamentary Elections: The Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed has recently been sworn in for a second five-year term.
- PM Abiy’s Prosperity Party was declared the winner of June’s parliamentary elections, which were criticised by opposition parties but described by external observers as improved from past elections.
- He was administered the oath of office by Supreme Court Chief Justice Meaza Ashenafi.
- Senior diplomats from Somalia, Nigeria, Uganda, Senegal, and South Sudan also attended his swearing-in ceremony.
- He is serving as prime minister of Ethiopia since 2018.
- He is dealing with a war that is spreading from the Tigray region and ethnic violence.
- The eleven Month war is weakening the economy of Ethopia which was once one of Africa’s fastest-growing.
- It also threatens to isolate Abiy, once seen as a regional peacemaker who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2019 for restoring ties with neighboring Eritrea.
- Ethiopia, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, is a landlocked country in the Horn of Africa.
- It shares borders with Eritrea to the north, Djibouti and Somalia (Somaliland) to the northeast, Somalia to the east, Kenya to the south, South Sudan to the west and Sudan to the northwest.
- The capital and largest city of Ethopia is Addis Ababa.
- The currency used here is the Ethiopian birr.