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Ethiopia appoints new cabinet members, ministers
(EBC; November 1, 2016)- Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has presented new cabinet members and ministers to the parliament, and the parliament has approved the newly appointed ministers and cabinet members.
Accordingly, the newly appointed ministers are as follows:
1. Dr. Workineh Gebayehu Foreign Minister
2. Mr. Tagesse Chafo Public Service and Human Resource Minister
3. Dr. Abraham Tekasta Finance and economic cooperation minister
4. Dr. Bekele Muladu Trade Minister
5. Prof. Fikadu Beyene Animal and Fish Resource minister
6. Dr. Eyasu Abraha Agriculture and Natural Resource Minister
7. Dr. Eng. Getahun Makuria Science and Technology Minister
8. Mr. Ahmed Shide Transport Minister
9. Dr. Ambachaw Mekonnen Urban Development
10. Eng. Ayisha Mohammed Construction Minister
11. Dr. Eng. Sileshi Bekele Water, Irrigation and Electricity Minister
12. Mr. Motuma Mekassa Mineral, Petroleum and Natural gas
13. Dr. Gemado Dale Environment forest and climate change
14. Dr. Shiferaw T/mariam Education Minister
15. Prof. Yifru Birhana Health Minister
16. Dr. Girma Amante Government Development Organizations Minister
17. Dr. Hirut W/mariam Culture and Tourism Minister
18. Mrs. Demitu Hambisa Women and children Minister
19. Mr. Ristu Yirdaw Youth and Sport Minister
20. Mr. Kebede Chane Customs and Revenue Authority
21. Dr. Negari Lencho Government Communication Affairs Office Minister
According to the Prime Minister, ministers in the remaining ministries will stay in their previous posts.
Accordingly, cabinet members who will remain in their previous posts:
1. Demeke Mekonnen Deputy Prime Minister
2. Siraj Fegessa – Minister of Defense
3. Kassa Tekleberhan- Minister of Federal Affairs and Pastoral Area Development
4. Dr Debretsion Gebremichael –Minister of Communication and Information Technology
5. Ahmed Abitew – Minister of Industry
6. Getachew Ambaye- Attorney General
7. Abdulfetah Abdulah - Minister of Labor and Social Affairs
8. Dr Yinager Dese- Commissioner of National Planning Commission
9. Asmelash Woldesilasie – House Chief Whip with the Rank of Minister
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A key suspect in the attacks in Brussels has been arrested, Belgian media say, quoting judicial sources.
Najim Laachraoui, thought to be the man on the right in a CCTV image taken before the Zaventem airport attack, was detained in the Anderlecht area.
Two of the other attackers have been named in Belgian media as the brothers Khalid and Brahim el-Bakraoui.
Twin explosions at the airport and another at a metro station on Tuesday left about 34 dead and 250 wounded.
There has been no official confirmation of the latest arrest or the identity of any of the attackers.
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