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Ethiopia: 59 heads of govt agencies, investors arrested on suspicion of corruption

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 12, 2019) Fifty-nine directors of government enterprises and investors were arrested on suspicion of corruption related to government purchases, which officials said incurred the country the loss of tens of millions of dollars. Ethiopia’s Attorney General, Berhanu Tsegaye said at a press conference that directors of four government agencies and investors have colluded to ...

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    BREAKING: Ethiopia arrests terror suspects with links to al-Shabaab

    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 12, 2019) An Ethiopian official said the country’s intelligence and security agents have arrested suspects who were plotting to carry out terror attacks on public gatherings and other targets. The country’s Attorney General, Berhanu Tsegaye told a gaggle of reporters in Addis Ababa that the National Intelligence and Security Services has successfully carried out ...

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      Ethiopia: Bereket Simon, Tadesse Kassa to be brought before court in Amhara region

      by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 23, 2019) The anti-corruption commission for the Amhara region says Bereket Simon, the former board chairman of TIRET, the regional business conglomerate, and its former CEO, Tadesse Kassa, would soon be brought before a court on suspicion of misappropriation of millions of dollars. The duo were arrested today at their residences in the capital ...

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        Ethiopia: Police commander tuck away 498 pistols at his residence

        by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 1, 2019) A police commander in the city of Bahir Dar has been caught with 498 pistols at his residence. The news comes amid a growing concern for an increased movement of illegal weapons throughout Ethiopia. In recent months Ethiopian law enforcement has been intercepting large number of weapons which has become a daily ...

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          Ethiopia: 79 arrested on suspicion of corruption

          by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (December 25, 2018) The anti-corruption commission for the Oromo regional administration says 79 officials have been arrested for their alleged involvement in massive embezzlement in the region that resulted in the loss of 71 million birr ($2.6M). The suspects include supervisors and managers for the regional saving and loans program, procurement office, roads authority and ...

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            BREAKING: Police put freeze on land, property of Getachew Assefa, Maj. Gen. Kinfe Dagnew and 400 other corruption suspects

            by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (November 20, 2018) The crime investigation bureau of the federal police commission sent a letter to ten offices of land administration in the capital to identify and compile information on over 400 suspects of corruption while it put a freeze on their land and property until further action by courts, according to a document sent ...

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              Ethiopia: Police charge ex-deputy intel chief with corruption, torture

              by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (November 16, 2018) A former deputy head of the National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) was brought to a court in Addis Ababa today accused of corruption as well as torture and a range of human rights abuses against innocent citizens and suspects. Police told the court that Yared Zerihun, on orders of his former ...

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                Ethiopia: Dramatic arrest of lead corruption suspect as he tries to flee country

                by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (November 13, 2018) A retired army Major General who led the country’s military engineering and industrial complex for eight years has been arrested in Ethiopia’s border town of Humera as he tried to flee the country. Maj. Gen. Kinfe Dagnew has been arrested, picked up by a helicopter and flown into Addis Ababa soon after ...

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                  Ethiopia: Over 40 officials of corruption riddled METEC, members of intelligence under arrest

                  by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (November 10, 2018) The Reporter Newspaper published in Addis Ababa broke the news this morning of the arrest of over 40 officials of the Metals and Engineering Corporation (METEC) and members of the Ethiopian security and intelligence. Established in 2010, METEC, the country’s military industrial complex, was run by army generals of the Tigray People’s ...

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                    Amnesty calls for release of rights defender and lawyer

                    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (October 19, 2018) Amnesty International called for the immediate and unconditional release of a lawyer and his friend who were charged for allegedly working to form an association of residents of the capital Addis Ababa and championing for a more autonomous capital. Henok Aklilu, a lawyer known for representing rights activists unjustly detained by the ...

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