Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. Picture: REUTERS/TIKSA NEGERI
Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. Picture: REUTERS/TIKSA NEGERI

Abiy Ahmed is not Ethiopia’s head of state (Africa, November 19-25) — he is prime minister.

With the overthrow of the Derg and the coming into power of the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front government in 1991, new constitutional arrangements were decided upon, whereby a prime minister with all executive power serves as head of government under a ceremonial head of state, the president, who resides in the late Haile Selassie’s Jubilee Palace in Addis Ababa.

ADH Leishman
Cape Town

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