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Ethiopia: Two Ethnic Amhara Agents Killed During a Fight at EPRDF Security Meeting

Bereket Simon, the architect of Ethiopia's four Assistant Prime Ministers behind the accidental PM Hailemariam Desalegn is critically ill
Bereket Simon, the architect of Ethiopia’s four Assistant Prime Ministers behind the accidental PM Hailemariam Desalegn, has been away from public view for several weeks

By Elias Kifle,

THIS week late on Monday, Ethiopia’s ruling Tigray People Liberation Front (TPLF) summoned all intelligence officers from different regions of the country for a meeting in Addis Ababa.

On the second day of the meeting, deputy security chief Isayas Woldegiorgis started berating agents who came from the Amhara region, accusing them of being double agents, leaking state secrets to opposition media, and ignoring orders.

He also showered them with insults. He called them “fandiya” (horse dung), “shermuta” (prostitute), “shintam,” “niftam,” to mention just a few of the insults he hurled at the agents.

Some of the agents have had enough and when they started to talk back to Isayas, the meeting erupted into a shouting match. At this point, Isayas’ bodyguards approached two of the more vocal ones and shot them at point-blank range. Both agents, who came from the Amhara region, died on the scene, according to sources.  Continue reading Ethiopia: Two Ethnic Amhara Agents Killed During a Fight at EPRDF Security Meeting

Ethiopia: Price Controls Cause Chaos in Ethiopian Markets

Scarcity is looming

By Peter Heinlein

Price controls on many staple food items ordered by Ethiopia’s government early this month have reduced grocery bills for many low-income families. But now shopkeepers are upset and some basic items are disappearing from store shelves. Economists are concerned about the long-term effect of the government’s price-fixing strategy.   Continue reading Ethiopia: Price Controls Cause Chaos in Ethiopian Markets