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    Ethiopia: Arrests Made in Wake of Political Leaders’ Assassinations and Coup Conspiracy Unveiled

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    The African Boulevard Africain Editorial Team brings you Ethiopia news and breaking news headlines in Politics, Economy, Business, Investment and Entertainment. We are unbiased, moved only by the quest for truth.
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    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – (African Boulevard News) – Ethiopian security forces have arrested 47 people after the leader of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s ruling party was killed. The suspects are accused of plotting to overthrow the government.

    The assassination of the country’s Amhara region’s President, Ambachew Mekonnen, on Saturday was followed by the killing of the general who led the Amhara security forces, General Seare Mekonnen, by his own bodyguard. The deaths highlight the challenges Mr Abiy faces as he tries to reform the country after years of authoritarian rule.

    The prime minister’s chief of staff, Fitsum Arega, tweeted on Sunday that the alleged plotters were “led by an individual called Asaminew Tsige,” who had been released from prison last year despite being sentenced to death over a 2009 coup plot.

    The suspects were arrested in the northern city of Bahir Dar, capital of Amhara region, and the national capital, Addis Ababa. They were allegedly planning further attacks on government officials, according to Fitsum Arega. The police have found weapons and ammunition in the possession of the suspects, indicating the potential for more violence.

    The African Union has condemned the killings and expressed its support for the Ethiopian government. In a statement, the union said: “The African Union is ready to support Ethiopia in its efforts towards ensuring peace, stability, and the rule of law in the country.”

    The violence threatens to undermine the reforms introduced by Mr Abiy since he took office last year, which have included the release of thousands of political prisoners and the opening up of the country’s economy. The prime minister has also made peace with neighboring Eritrea after years of conflict, for which he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize last year.

    However, Mr Abiy has also faced opposition from some quarters, including hard-line nationalists who feel marginalized by his reforms. These groups have been particularly active in Amhara, one of the country’s nine regional states.

    The events of the past few days show the fragility of the political situation in Ethiopia and the risks Mr Abiy faces as he tries to steer the country towards democracy and stability. The arrests of the alleged plotters may have prevented further violence, but the underlying tensions remain.

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    The African Boulevard Africain Editorial Team brings you Ethiopia news and breaking news headlines in Politics, Economy, Business, Investment and Entertainment. We are unbiased, moved only by the quest for truth.
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