- Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Hailemariam Desalegn attends the Joint Political Committee meeting between Sudan and Ethiopia in Khartoum December 24, 2011 (Reuters)
Name: Hailemariam Desalegn
Career: Desalegn became the acting Prime Minister of Ethiopia on August 21 2012 after the death of former Prime Minister Meles Zenawi. He is also Ethiopia’s deputy prime minister and foreign minster.
Hailemariam was appointed as deputy Prime Minister in 2010.