Ethiopia: Key players in the Amhara network

By The Africa Report
Posted on Wednesday, 14 September 2022 14:17

by TAR

A tightknit and powerful Amhara elite are a driving force in Ethiopia today, after decades of being marginalised by the Tigray-dominated former ruling party. By providing crucial political backing to the Oromo President Abiy Ahmed, some Amhara see an opportunity to regain a seat at the table. Find out who's who in the Amhara elite:

Appointed president of the Amhara region in September 2021, Kefale previously served as the head of the region’s education bureau. Before that he was the deputy dean of Debre Markos University.

Yilkal has been steadfast in his insistence that the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) must be destroyed as a political organisation. The group entered Amhara in July 2021, after federal forces withdrew from Tigray, and subsequent fighting caused widespread damage to infrastructure in the region.