Hailemariam Desalegn

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.

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Five Takeaways from PM Hailemariam’s new Cabinet

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 @ 4:44 am

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 [...]

List of PM Hailemariam’s new Ministers

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 @ 7:18 pm

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 [...]

PM: 108 Ethiopian children abducted by S.Sudanese armed men

Sunday, April 17, 2016 @ 8:50 pm

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 [...]

PM’s statement on OromoProtests: More of the same

Sunday, March 13, 2016 @ 10:09 pm

(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 [...]

Takeaways from PM Hailemariam’s new cabinet appointments

Sunday, October 11, 2015 @ 5:39 am

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 [...]

Highlights from Pres. Obama and PM Hailemariam joint presser

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 @ 9:14 pm

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 [...]

Recap: Ethiopian Election coverage in the International Media

Monday, May 25, 2015 @ 5:21 am

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 [...]

Ethiopian, Eritrean armies clashed on multiple points

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 @ 7:18 pm

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 [...]

Russian FM Lavrov’s statement after meeting Ethiopia’s PM

Friday, September 19, 2014 @ 11:15 pm

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 [...]
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