Negeri Lencho

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Negeri Lencho is an Ethiopian academic and politician who since 2016 has served as Minister of Communications in the cabinet of Hailemariam Dessalegn, succeeding Getachew Reda.[1]

He received his PhD from Andhra University in India in 2011, and went on to teach at Addis Ababa University, serving as Assistant Dean of the Faculty of Language Studies.[2] He previously wrote articles critical of the government's dominance of the domestic media.


  1. ^ Akwei, Ismail (1 November 2016). "Ethiopia reshuffles government, two Oromos occupy key positions". Retrieved 1 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "Negeri Lencho: Faculty of Language Studies". Addis Ababa University. Retrieved 1 November 2016.