Hailemariam Desalegn, born July 19, 1965, is the Prime Minister of Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. He previously served as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2010 to 2012.
Hailemariam ascended to the chairmanship of the ruling party EPRDF and to the Premiership, in September and August 2012, respectively, following the passing of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi. He began his second term as Prime Minister in September 2015.
Hailemariam received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Addis Ababa University and second degree in sanitation engineering from the Tampere University of Technology in Finland.
Hailemariam is married to Roman Tesfaye and father of three.
Read the posts related to Hailemariam Desalegn below.
Just a year after forming a new government, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn returned to parliament to announce a reshuffle. On Tuesday, the Premier presented a new cabinet to the parliament, entirely populated by the ruling party EPRDF [...]
Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn presented the much-anticipated cabinet reshuffle today. Though the ruling party formed government last year, it was forced to launch a “deep reform” following political turmoil that shook its [...]
Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn confirmed 108 children are being held hostage, in his first statement since the attack by Sudan Sudanese armed men. A heavily armed group from the Murle tribe of South Sudan attacked several districts of Gambella [...]
(Dr. Birhanemeskel Abebe Segni) The Ethiopian Prime Minister, in his midyear report to the Ethiopian federal parliament on Thursday, March 10, 2016, did neither apologized as some media outlets including the BBC reported nor responded to any of [...]
The governments of Ethiopia and Kenya, in partnership with the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the United Nations today launched an innovative, comprehensive and integrated cross-border initiative to foster peace and [...]
Hailemariam Desalegn formed a new government this week after being re-elected as Prime Minister by a parliament controlled by his party, EPRDF, and allies. In his new cabinet, the three deputy Prime Ministers kept their respective portfolio: Demeke [...]
Yesterday at noon, President Barak Obama and Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn held joint press conference, following a bilateral talks at the latter’s office. Here are the main points. President Obama’s opening remarks noted: * The [...]
(René Lefort) The so called “dominant party” steamroller has flattened everything in its way. The opposition held one seat in the outgoing parliament. It will not hold a single one in the parliament elected on May 24, 2015. And of the 1,987 [...]
(Getachew Reda, State Minister – Special aid to the Prime Minister and MP-elect from Alamata electoral district) Election season in Ethiopia often used to be a record of allegations and counter allegations on a host of topics, not to mention [...]
Millions of Ethiopians went to about 45,000 voting stations to elect Federal and State legislatures on Sunday. The event was covered by several international media agencies. Here are highlights from some: VOA’s pre voting day summary of the [...]
Tension remains high on Ethiopian and Eritrea border after a series of clashes in mid-March. The situation deteriorated on the second weekend of the month (March 14 or 15) following a surprise attack by Eritrean military around Badme area. Several [...]
Agreement on Declaration of Principles between the Arab Republic of Egypt, the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the Republic of the Sudan on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Project (GERDP) Preamble Mindful of the rising demand of the [...]
(Muluken Yewondwossen) Prime Minster Hailemariam Dessalegn said that he is content with the two plus years he has served as Prime Minister and he hopes to focus on continuing to reduce poverty. The PM met with local and international journalists on [...]
(Julia Rainer) With annual economic growth rates of over 10 percent and attractive investment conditions due to low infrastructural and labour costs, Ethiopia is eagerly trying to rise from the status of low-income to middle-income country in the [...]
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn at his office in Addis Ababa on Wednesday September 17. The Russian Prime Minister who is on a working visit in Ethiopia discussed bilateral issues as well as [...]