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Ferew Abebe, Editor-in-chief of Sendek, a private Amharic weekly, was summoned on Wednesday May 15thto the Makelawi Police station (Federal Police Crime Investigation Department) and was questioned by the police for five hours before he was released on a 5000.00 birr bail.

In a dramatic move by the country’s anti-graft body, the Federal Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (FEACC), Melaku Fanta, Director General of the Ethiopian Revenues and Customs Authority and his deputy Gebrewahed Woldegiorgis (both pictured here) were arrested along with 22 people including two prominent businesspeople – Semachew Kede, owner of Intercontinental …

A few days after he presented a much criticized nine months performance by his office to the House of Peoples’ Representatives, Justice Minister Berahn Hailu was sacked on Friday May 10th from his position as a minister in a letter written by Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalgen.