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Ethiopia: Abiy’s First Year as Prime Minister, Review of Conflict and Internally Displaced Persons

Expand Displaced Gedeo people wait in line with their containers looking for water at Kercha site, West Guji, on August 1, 2018.  © AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene One year ago this month, Dr. Abiy Ahmed was sworn in as prime minister of Ethiopia. His first few months in office saw many positive human rights reforms and a renewed sense of optimism following several years of protests and instability, along with decades of repressive authoritarian rule. Thousands of political prisoners have been released, a peace agreement has been signed with neighboring Eritrea, and Abiy has pledged to reform repressive…

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