The vote on Wednesday – 114 in favour, four against and one abstention – came two days after a leading opposition politician resigned as speaker in an apparent protest against the decision to delay the election.
(4.3.2019) The leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea have travelled to South Sudan for high-level talks with President Salva Kiir amid efforts to revive a flagging peace deal struck last year between his government and rebels.
The visit on Monday came amid increasing warnings that the deal agreed in September last year to quell South Sudan’s war was falling apart and all sides were preparing for fresh fighting.
Abiy’s meeting with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence at the White House ended with Pence congratulating the prime minister on Ethiopia’s democratic reforms and reinforced the U.S.‘ commitment to support development in the country.
Äthiopische Beamte sagen, zweil Leute seien tot und Dutzende verletzt [Inzwischen sind die Zahlen erhöht worden. D. Ü.] durch eine Explosion auf einer gigantischen Versammlung mit dem neuen Permierminister Abiy Ahmed.
Announced on Twitter by State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert, the calls were with Presidents Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria and Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.