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AFRICA: Ethiopia’s health minister resigns: Reports and reactions

Ethiopians have to taken to social to express dismay at news of the imminent resignation of the country’s health minister, Dr. Amir Abiy.

Africanews reported that news of Amir’s resignation is currently being reported local news portals, including Addis Standard and commentators like Markos Feleke.

While reasons for the youthful minister’s departure are not yet clear, a tweet by Feleke gave the impression that it might have to do with the ruling coalition’s system of balancing political and ethnic representation in the cabinet.

Amir, who was appointed health minister last year in April has championed several initiatives including car free days and urged Ethiopians to adopt healthy lifestyles.

Ethiopians react

The prime minister, Abiy AHmed, last made changes to his cabinet in April, when he appointed the former Amhara and Oromia region presidents to the foreign and defence ministry dockets.

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