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‘Open Magazine’ selects Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed as one of Africa’s democratic leaders
Ethiopia ‘Open Magazine’, which is published in India, has published a list of democratic leaders in Africa.
The magazine reports that many democratic transitions have taken place on the continent in recent years and that new leaders have come to power in various countries.
It also outlines that these new leaders have made significant changes in their respective countries’ economic policies and social security program reforms by designing and implementing them.
Among the democratic leaders who have come to power in Africa in recent years, the magazine lists the Prime Minister of the Federation, Abiy Ahmed, as the first; South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, Zimbabwe’s Emmerson Mnangagwa and Liberia’s George Wiha are ranked 2nd to 4th.
He also explains why he placed the current leader of Ethiopia, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who came to power in 2018, in the first row among African democratic leaders – the magazine.
According to the magazine’s explanation, the Prime Minister implemented market-oriented economic policies; They privatized government organizations. They were able to attract foreign investment.
Efforts have been made to expand access to health and education services. They set up a sexist cabinet.
In terms of political reforms, they have opened up the media space; They released political prisoners. He invited previously banned opposition political groups to return from exile.
In addition, the administration has implemented several mega projects including the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, the Addis Ababa-Djibouti Railway and various industrial parks.
According to the magazine, Prime Minister Abiy launched the Green Footprint program in 2019, planning to plant 4 billion tree saplings throughout Ethiopia in just one year and was able to achieve more than planned.
The Prime Minister also plays a key role in regional diplomacy.
In 2018, they brought peace between their country and Eritrea, ending the 2-decade-long conflict, and won the 2019 World Nobel Peace Prize. (EBC)