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Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, Names Cabinet

Ethiopia’s new prime minister has named a new cabinet where six of the 16 members are from the previous cabinet, reports Reuters news agency.

Abiy Ahmed said on state television that he had reshuffled six ministers and introduced 10 more.

He moved the former mining minister to the role of defence minister and kept the finance and foreign ministers in their roles, Reuters says.

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He has requested parliament to ratify the change but as everyone in parliament is from the ruling coalition, observers say it is expected to go through.

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