Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is sworn in for a new five-year term.

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Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was sworn in for a new five-year term on Monday, despite the fact that his government is facing a slew of obstacles, including a months-long conflict in Tigray’s northern province.

Abiy, who won a resounding election victory in June, was sworn in by Supreme Court Chief Justice Meaza Ashenafi after the speaker and deputy speaker of the parliament’s lower chamber took similar oaths.

“I, Abiy Ahmed Ali, accept the appointment as Prime Minister today in the House of People’s Representatives, as I pledge to carry out the responsibility entrusted to me by the people responsibly and in faith to the constitution,” he said after being sworn in by Supreme Court Chief Justice Meaza Ashenafi.
The President of Nigeria, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), is among the foreign dignitaries in attendance.