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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.

BY DAWIT ENDESHAW | REUTERS

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