Abiy Ahmed, an Ethiopian politician, was born to an Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church Christian mother and a Muslim father. He is a Christian who practices Pentecostalism.
Since April 2, 2018, the politician has served as the fourth Prime Minister of Ethiopia’s Federal Democratic Republic.
Abiy won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2019 for his efforts to end a 20-year post-war border standoff between Ethiopia and Eritrea.
What Is Abiy Ahmed Religion?
Abiy Ahmed is a Pentecostal Christian born to an Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church Christian mother, Tezeta Wolde, and a Muslim father, Ahmed Ali. He was raised in a religiously diverse family.
Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, he postponed planned parliamentary elections in June 2020, in collaboration with the National Election Board of Ethiopia (NEBE).
This move drew criticism, particularly from the opposition, and raised doubts about the constitutionality of the postponement.
In November 2020, an attack on the Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF) Northern Command exploded into the ongoing Tigray War. It was a battle between the ENDF and the Eritrean army and soldiers loyal to the TPLF.
Abiy Ahmed Family Details
Abiy married Zinash Tayachewm, an Amhara woman from Gondar.
The politician’s wife is a devout protestant believer who sings the Gospel in her church. They have three daughters and one adoptive son between them.
The politician’s father was a regular farmer who only spoke Oromo, but his mother spoke both Amharic and Oromo fluently. He was his father’s 13th kid and his mother’s sixth and youngest child.
Abiy and his family attend Ethiopian Full Gospel Believer’s Church regularly, and he also preaches and teaches the Gospel there.
Abiy Ahmed Biography And Wiki
Abiy Ahmed Ali was born in Beshasha, Kaffa, Ethiopia, on August 15, 1976. His given name was Abiyot, which means “revolution” in Hebrew.
The 45-year-old attended the local basic school before continuing his education at Agaro’s senior institutions. He is a fitness specialist who believes that physical and mental wellness are intertwined.
Ahmed earned a Bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from Microlink Information Technology College in Addis Ababa in 2009.
The politician possesses a Master of Arts in transformational leadership from Greenwich University’s business school in London and a Master of Business Administration from Addis Ababa’s Leader College of Management and Leadership, affiliated with Ashland University.