Breaking: #Ethiopia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs departs

Demeke Mekonnen, Ethiopia’s long-serving Deputy Prime Minister, who  also doubles as Minister of Foreign Affairs since November 2020, is  departing from both positions as early as today, Addis Standard has confirmed from a credible source close to the matter.

Demeke, who is the third vice president of the ruling Prosperity  Party representing the Amhara wing of the party has also been relieved  of his position as of today. He is replaced by Temesgen Tiruneh, Director General of the National Intelligence and Security Service  (NISS).