ADDIS ABABA, April 15 (Xinhua) -- Ethiopia's new prime minister Abiy Ahmed on Sunday assured Ethiopians of his administration's commitment unity in seeking a better future. Ahmed came to power amid worries of deteriorating unity among Ethiopians, who witnessed recurrent ethnic clashes and violent anti-government demonstrations in different parts of the country. The east African country has recently experienced deadly clashes among two of its largest regional states, Oromia and the Somali regional state, which were triggered by tensions over border delineation. Addressing residents of Jijiga, capital of the Somali regional state, he said the deadly clashes between the two ethnic groups "should never have taken place." Ahmed, chairman of the ruling Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), vowed to ensure unity and equality among Ethiopians in socioeconomic and political scenarios.
Source: Ethiopian News April 15, 2018 20:03 UTC