Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed begins 2nd term

Ethiopia’s parliament confirmed incumbent Abiy Ahmed as prime cementing his power domestically amid mounting international concern over his government’s handling of the conflict in northern Ethiopia.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been sworn in for a new five-year term as his government faces a host of challenges, including a months-long conflict in the northern region of Tigray.

Abiy’s party won a landslide victory in June’s election.

Last week, Ethiopia’s government faced condemnation from the United Nations, United States and several European nations after it expelled seven UN officials it accused of supporting the Tigray forces who have been battling Ethiopian and allied forces.