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Ethiopia’s Ex-Minister Sentenced to Six Years in Prison

former communications minister Bereket Simon sentenced to 6 years in prison
A court in the Amhara region of Bahir Dar has sentenced former communications minister and close ally of late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi to six years in prison for corruption. Ex-TIRET CEO, Tadesse Kassa (R) also sentenced to 8 years in jail.


An Ethiopian court on Friday convicted a former cabinet minister on corruption charges and sentenced him to six years in prison.

The conviction comes amid a push by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to crack down on corruption in the public sector. Several former senior government officials and executives of state-owned enterprises have already been arrested and jailed. Continue reading Ethiopia’s Ex-Minister Sentenced to Six Years in Prison

Bereket Simon and Tadesse Kassa Arrested Over Corruption

Bereket Simon, ex-minister and ruling party servant in the Amhara region, has been detained along with another party veteran Tadesse Kassa for embezzling the Amhara Development Agency TIRET.


Bereket Simon, former minister of Government Communication Affairs Office and Tadesse Kassa was arrested today for corruption and embezzlement of TIRET Corporate, an endowment business empire that belongs to the Amhara Democratic Party, which is one of the coalitions of the ruling EPRDF. Continue reading Bereket Simon and Tadesse Kassa Arrested Over Corruption

Ethiopia: Bereket Simon Submits Resignation

The second high ranking government official to resign in a matter of one week

A marathon of resignations and political asylums with in the troubled Ethiopian government are symptoms that they are in late-stage regime decay. (Photo: The Reporter)


Bereket Simon, a high ranking political figure within the ruling EPRDF, has submitted his resignation from his position as Chair of the Ethiopian Economic Policy Research Institute, according a report by the BBC Amharic. Continue reading Ethiopia: Bereket Simon Submits Resignation

በረኸት ስምኦን፡ ሕማመይ ይኣኽለኒ ስልጣን ተረከቡኒ ይብል

“ሕማመይ ይኣኽለኒ፡ ስልጣን ተረከቡኒ” – በረከት ስምኦን

ተስፋኒውስ (ትርጉም)፡

ሓደ ካብቶም ገበርትን ሓደግትን ስርዓት ወያነ ዝኾነን፡ ብሚኒስተር ማዕረግ፡ ኣብ ቤት ጽሕፈት ቀዳማይ ሚኒስተር፡ ከም ኣማኻርን ሓላፊ መራኸቢታትን ኮይኑ ክሰርሕ ዝጸንሐ፡ እንተኾነ ኣብዚ እዋን`ዚ ብኣዝዮ ከቢድ ናይ ልቢ ሕማም ይሳቐ ዘሎ ኣይተ በረኸት ስምኦን፡ ካብ መዝነቱ ተሰናቢቱ፡ ውራይ ሕማሙ ጥራሕ ክገብር ንዘቕረቦ ጠለብ፡ ብሰበስልጣን ህወሓት ከምእተነጽገን፡ ግድን እንተበለ ግና፡ ቅድም ቀዳድም፡ ክሳብ ሎሚ ዘጥረዮ ሃብትን ንብረትን ክምርመር ምዃኑ ከምተሓበሮ፡ እሙናት ምንጭታት ካብቲ ከባቢ ሓቢሮም።

ናይ ብአዲን/ኢሕወደግ ላዕላዋይ በዓልስልጣንውን ዝኾነ በረከት ስምኦን፡ ኣብ ሱዕዲ ዓረብ Bugshan ብምባል ኣብ ዝፍለጥ ሆስፒታል ኣብዝተገበረሉ ጽዑቕ ሕክምናዊ ኣገልግሎት ፡ ጥዕንኡ ብዙሕ ከይተማሓየሸ ናብ ሃገሩ ከምእተመልሰን፡ ኣብዚ እዋን`ዚ ኣብ ገዝኡ ተዓቑቡ ብስድርኡ ይዕለ ከምዘሎን እዩ ዝሕበር። Continue reading በረኸት ስምኦን፡ ሕማመይ ይኣኽለኒ ስልጣን ተረከቡኒ ይብል

Ethiopia: Prime Minister Bereket Simon

The undisputed duo that positioned themselves as major players: Bereket and Azeb

By Amanuel Biedemariam,

After the late genocidal dictator Meles Zenawi was rumored to have been sick, incapacitated or dead, Bereket Simon used the time cunningly to direct the course of the current Ethiopian political direction to suit his needs and the needs of few of his close allies.

I have in the past written that “the End of TPLF is here”; and current political developments in Ethiopia prove that in deed, has happened. TPLF revolution, Gedli Tigray is over, caput because Bereket Simon is the undisputed victor for now.  Continue reading Ethiopia: Prime Minister Bereket Simon

The Shadow Government of Ethiopia

Contrary to public rhetoric about democracy and transparency, the US puts its interests first. After Zenawi goes absent without constitutional leave of absence, the US once again works behind the scene for a smooth transition to satisfies its interests.

The people of Ethiopia will not have a say in the succession process as nothing works without the blessing of the US Embassy in Addis

By Amanuel Biedemariam,

On its 28th of July report Ethiopian Satellite Television (ESAT) described the impact of the absence of Meles Zenawi and his leadership. Contrary to what Sebhat Nega and Bereket Simon portrayed, ESAT reported those middle management are in suspense all over.

The poorly explained absence of Meles has created deep tension that could tear the country apart. Rumors are abundant about emergency meetings. Lack of information has made high-ranking bureaucrats nervous and unable to run the daily affairs of the nation. According to the report, these groups are in a panic mode desperately seeking to get their families and dollars out thus creating a vacuum. Continue reading The Shadow Government of Ethiopia