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Internet restored in Ethiopia 10 days after assassinations

Jul. 2, 2019 7:52 AM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia has begun restoring internet access Tuesday, 10 days after it was cut following the assassinations of six top government officials. On June 22, attackers shot and killed the Amhara governor and two other officials. On the same night in Addis Ababa, the country's army...

Ethiopia's leader warns plotters following coup attempt

Jul. 1, 2019 11:59 AM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia's prime minister has issued a strong warning to anyone who would plot to topple his government, following a coup attempt in the country's northwestern Amhara region. Addressing lawmakers on Monday, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said the attack in Amhara as an attempted...

Ethiopia's leader appointed spy chief as new head of army

Jun. 28, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Six days after the assassination of Ethiopia's army chief, the prime minister has appointed the country's spy chief as the late general's successor. Gen. Adem Mohammed is the new army chief, announced Prime minister Abiy Ahmed's office Friday. He replaces the general who was...

Ethiopia: 37 killed in another region after coup attempt

Jun. 26, 2019 10:46 AM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Thirty-seven people were killed in an attack Sunday in Ethiopia's Benishangul-Gumuz region, the governor said Wednesday. Benishangul-Gumuz borders the Amhara region, where authorities foiled a deadly attempt to oust the regional government on Saturday. Three officials,...

Ethiopian leader sobs at service for slain military chief

Jun. 25, 2019 12:34 PM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed sobbed openly at a service Tuesday for the country's military chief who was assassinated by his bodyguard over the weekend. Abiy's sweeping reforms since his election last year have been threatened by two violent attacks on Saturday in which...

Plotter of failed Ethiopia coup killed, 182 others arrested

Jun. 24, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Ethiopian army general accused of leading a failed coup in a restive northern region was killed Monday in a firefight with security forces amid a security crackdown in which more than 180 others have been arrested. Brig. Gen. Asamnew Tsige was killed on the outskirts of...

Ethiopia says military chief killed, regional coup failed

Jun. 23, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia's military chief was shot to death by his bodyguard amid a failed coup attempt against a regional government north of the capital, Addis Ababa, the prime minister said Sunday. The abortive coup Saturday in the Amhara region was led by a high-ranking military officer...

The Latest: Ethiopia spokesman says military chief killed

Jun. 23, 2019 4:36 AM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Latest on unrest in Ethiopia. (all times local): 11:30 a.m. A spokesman for Ethiopia's prime minister says the head of the country's military has been shot dead in the capital, Addis Ababa. Nigussu Tilahun told reporters Sunday that Gen. Seare Mekonnen was killed by his...