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Ethiopia in transition

Addis Abeba, June 28/2019 – PM Abiy Ahmed has today appointed General Adem Mohammed, head of the National Intelligence & Security Service (NISS), as the new Chief of Staff of the National Defense Force. General Adem replaces slain General Seare Mekonnen, who was shot dead at his house on Saturday …

Addis Abeba, June 27/2019 – A statement issued by a “Security and Justice Task-force” has named the suspect in Saturday’s killing of Army Chief, Gen. Seare Mekonnen & Maj-Gen. Gezai Abera (rtd), as አስር አለቃ (Corporal/Private?) Mesafint Tigabu. He is one of Gen Seare’s security details. The statement said the …

Mahlet Fasil Addis Abeba, June 27/2019 – Six individuals arrested over the weekend have appeared yesterday at the federal first instance court Arada branch. The police accused the individuals of having connections with as well as involvement at various levels in Saturday’s failed coup attempt in Amhara regional state and …