Abiy Ahmed Biography
(Prime Minister of Ethiopia)
Birthday: August 15, 1976 (Leo)
Born In: Beshasha, Ethiopia
Abiy Ahmed, born as Abiy Ahmed Ali, is the current serving Prime Minister of Ethiopia who assumed the office in 2018. He made a slew of political decisions that included releasing thousands of prisoners, unblocking numerous TV channels and websites, and allowing exiled non-conformists a safe return home, within the first few months of his tenure. Acting as the catalyst to facilitate a peace deal between Eritrea and Ethiopia, and ending a 20-year deadlock, Abiy Ahmed’s work was recognized on the global platform when he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2019. Although there is still much to be done in Ethiopia, Abiy’s reforms are an evidence of his strength in leadership and his political will to avoid unrest within the country. Being physically active, vocal about his thoughts and projecting the persona of a true believer in equality, are perhaps what best define the character of this African political stalwart, and with it send a strong message to the world that positive change can drive Ethiopia towards development and inclusivity.