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Ethiopia to Charge Dozens Over Killings of Top State Officials

Ethiopian gov't is set to press charges against 68 suspects over the June 22 coup ploters
Ethiopian gov’t is set to press charges against 68 suspects over the June 22 coordinated killings of senior Amhara region leaders and army Generals.

BY ADDIS STANDARD

Ethiopia’s Attorney General, Berhanu Tsegaye, said that the June 22 assassination of the senior leadership in Amhara regional state and army chief as well as a retired general’s assassination in Addis Abeba are connected and were led by Bir. Gen. Asaminew Tsige, former security head of Amhara regional state. Continue reading Ethiopia to Charge Dozens Over Killings of Top State Officials

Five Questions on the Crisis in Ethiopia

Ethiopia’s army chief, Amhara state president and three other top officials are killed in a possibly linked coup attempt. The overall motives remain murky. (AFP Photo/Eduardo Soteras)

BY AFP

Ethiopia’s army chief, the president of Amhara state and three other top officials have been killed in two separate attacks. While the government has said the attacks took place within the context of an attempted coup in Amhara and are possibly linked, the overall motives remain murky. Continue reading Five Questions on the Crisis in Ethiopia

Amhara Region Coup Leader Shot and Killed

General Asamnew Tsige, the mastermind of the coup attempt in Ethiopia’s Amhara state, reportedly shot and killed today while trying to escape from security forces. (Photo: Reuters)

BY VOA NEWS

The alleged leader of Saturday’s coup attempt in Ethiopia’s northern Amhara state has been shot and killed.

A reporter in the state capital, Bahir Dar, told VOA’s Horn of Africa service that General Asamnew Tsige was killed in the capital Monday while trying to escape from security forces. Continue reading Amhara Region Coup Leader Shot and Killed

Amhara Region Coup Failed, Army Chief Killed

Power struggle and leadership crisis have teetered Ethiopia on the edge of chaos.

BY TESFANEWS

An organized coup attempt in the Amhara regional state led by a former military general and Amhara region security head, Asaminew Tsige, has failed, according to Niguse Tilahun, Press Secretary at the Prime Minister Office. Continue reading Amhara Region Coup Failed, Army Chief Killed