Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met on Wednesday with several hundred soldiers who had marched on his office to demand pay rises and were invited in to see him, his office and state media reported. Ethiopia’s prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, addresses a news conference in his office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia August 25, 2018. REUTERS/Kumera Gemechu/File PhotoState television (ETV) had earlier reported that the meeting had ended with “an agreement”, but did not give details of the outcome. In addition to asking for pay rises, the soldiers asked Abiy to “review the structure and operations of the military”, ETV said. Speaking to ETV and other state-affiliated media after the meeting, the 42-year-old prime minister did not mention an agreement, but said he had listened to the soldiers.
Source: Ethiopian News October 11, 2018 14:26 UTC