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Ethiopian Prime Minister reshuffles post-Zenawi cabinet

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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.

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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.

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  • 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!

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    • 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.

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      • 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

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        • 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.

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  • 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.

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