Home | News    Friday 30 November 2012

Ethiopian Prime Minister reshuffles post-Zenawi cabinet

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle

November 29, 2012 (ADDIS ABABA) - Ethiopia’s prime minister, Hailemariam Dessalegn, on Thursday reshuffled his cabinet; his first since he assumed power last September following the death of his predecessor, Meles Zenawi.

JPEG - 24.2 kb
Ethiopian prime minister, Hailemariam Dessalegn (Getty)

The House of People’s Representatives on Thursday endorsed the appointment of five ministers presented by Dessalegn.

He appointed an additional two Deputy Prime Ministers, giving Ethiopia three deputy prime ministers for the first time in its history.

Muktar Kedir was appointed with the rank of deputy minister. Civil service minister; Debretsio Gebremichael took the posts of deputy prime minister and information technology minister. Demeke Mekonnen was appointed as the deputy prime minister and minister of education. Former health minister, Tewodros Adhanom, has been appointed as minister of foreign affairs. Kebede Chane has become the trade minister. Keseteberhan Admassu is now the minister of health.

No changes were made to key ministerial posts such as defence, justice and agriculture.

Minister dismissed

In related news, Dessalegn today fired the country’s civil service minister, Junedin Sado, whose wife is facing terrorism charges in connection with the ongoing protests by Muslims who accuse government of interference in their religious affairs.

Ethiopian Muslims, who make up over 35 percent of the country’s 84 million population, continued to stage protests in the capital, Addis Ababa, on Friday. They are seeking a review of the government’s religious policies.

Ethiopia, which fears a hard-line Islamist influence within the predominantly Christian nation, accuses the protesters of attempts to incite Islamic militancy.

Sado has defended his wife and criticised the federal prosecutor’s charges.

Sado’s wife is one among the 29 people who are currently facing terrorism charges, according to reports by local independent newspapers.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 30 November 2012 07:00, by Ruach

    Yes I agree and strongly support firing that Muslim Gay promoting suicide bombers in Africa! His Terrorist wife is a suicide bomber and he is a gay! A gay can not be given any priority in the Multi religious State of Ethiopia inhabited by 70% Christians and the rest are traditional Ethiopian Religions.Betaham destilal,ye Muslim Ministeru befit Aledim,gin Islam haimanot alwedim!

    repondre message

    • 30 November 2012 08:26, by Paul Chadrack

      It is now clear that Ruach is an Ethiopian nuer, so he must keep his mouth off south sudanese affairs.

      repondre message

      • 30 November 2012 10:04, by Ruach

        Paul:I like Ethiopians,am a pure South Sudanese unlike Dinka Ngok who are illegally residing in my country. Dinka Ngok are North Sudanese or they are stateless neither in North Sudan nor South Sudan

        repondre message

        • 30 November 2012 18:38, by Whortti Bor Manza

          Nuers and Dinkas are pretty good at pointing to others mistakes. How long has it taken Kiir to reshuffle his cabinet full of cabals leave alone dismissing a minister. Both Kiir and Riek Machar will have to account for all the misrule and turmoils to befall the South. Oh food and money lovers may you all perish in hell.Bravo Hailemariam Dessalegn. These crude beings are not qualified to rate u.

          repondre message

  • 30 November 2012 13:17, by Makunon

    I do strongly agree with Ruach in support of Primer Minister Hailemariam in firing husband of that terrorist lady. We all Southerners support anythings good inside Ethiopia minus Paul Chadrack who forgot the roots of SPLA/M.

    repondre message

  • 3 December 2012 12:06, by hzqhhbrw

Comment on this article



The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


s
Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


The 62nd anniversary of Torit popular uprising 2017-08-17 00:23:12 By Arop Madut Arop As the people of the Republic of South Sudan mark and celebrate the 62nd anniversary of August 18th, 1955 Torit uprising, it would extremely be important to recall the events (...)

What is the value of water? 2017-08-14 21:28:25 By Innocent Ntabana When you and I breathe in fresh air, the amount I inhale affects you in no way. This is because air is abundant and so there’s plenty of it to go around. We actually take it (...)

The paradox of weapons collection in Darfur 2017-08-13 09:13:14 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman As a Sudanese people who long for stability, peace and security, we have no objection to the decision to collect unlicensed weapons throughout Sudan, but our reservation (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


A prominent Sudan Women and Civil rights activist passed away 2017-08-14 21:09:47 The Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA) Khartoum, Sudan-August 14 2017 In the early hours of Saturday 12th August Fatima Ahmed Ibrahim, a renowned Sudanese leader of the (...)

HRW denounces "collective punishment" in South Sudan’s Wau 2017-04-15 07:06:48 Human Right Watch South Sudan: New Spate of Ethnic Killings Urgent Need for Justice; UN Should Increase Patrols in Wau (Nairobi, April 14, 2017) – Government soldiers and allied militias (...)

Statement by South Sudanese Communist Party on the National Dialoguel 2017-03-22 05:44:42 The Communist Party of South Sudan On the Initiative of the National Dialogue The initiative taken by the President of the Republic of South Sudan declaring a need for a national dialogue is an (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2017 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.