Ethiopia: PM appoints chief of staff and chief of intelligence

ESAT News (June 7, 2018)

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed today appointed General Seare Mekonen as the new Chief of Staff of the National Defense Forces of Ethiopia replacing General Samora Yunis.

General Seare Mekonne

The Prime Minister also appointed general Adem Mohammed as Chief of the national Intelligence and Security Agency.

Fitsum Arega, Chief of Staff at the Prime Minister Office said in a tweet that the appointment of General Seare Mekonnen is effective today.
A former deputy chief of staff of the army, General Adem Mohammed’s appointment as chief of intelligence is also effective today

Meanwhile, the Premier today restored stars & full ranks to Major General Alemeshet Degfe and Brigadier General Asaminew Tsige.

The regime stripped of the ranks of the two Generals after they had held a position that the regime had to respect the vote of the people following the controversial 2005 election. The Generals had also demanded at the time that the army should not involve in politics.

Fitsum Arega said in a tweet that “The two Generals were stripped of their stars & ranks in the past but will now retire with their full pension,”