Ethiopia PM visits town at the centre of anti-government protests
Wednesday April 11 2018
New Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed waves during his rally in Ambo, the centre of anti-government protests, on April 11, 2018. PHOTO | AFP
Abiy Ahmed pledged to address grievances in his native Oromiya region.
The 42-year-old former army officer faces the challenge of calming the anger of young members of his own Oromo ethnic group, Ethiopia’s largest, who complain they are politically and economically marginalised.
He asked residents for patience as he works to bring change to the country.