Following the success of a meeting held in Beijing on the issue of China – Africa Cooperation on peace and security, a follow-up meeting was held in Addis Ababa on Wednesday at Hilton Addis. At hand was on how to implement the China – Africa Peace Security Initiative.
The Government of Ethiopia (GoE) has urged its neighboring country, Sudan, tocontrolthe illegal armsbeing smuggledthrough the border the two countries share which otherwise might bring an unwanted diplomatic setback between the two nations, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) told the legislative.
The National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) disclosed that it has lifted the travel ban it has imposed on over 3000 individuals. This was disclosed on Thursday after Members of Parliament made an official visit to the headquarters of NISS for the first time.
On Thursday afternoon, five high level officers of the Ethiopian Military appeared before cameras in what was thought to be an unusual occasion for the media shy Ethiopian Defense Forces. It seemed more like an introduction to the public. The list of the military brass included the head of the Northern Command, Getachew Gudina (Maj. Gen.), head of the Defense Intelligence, Hassan Ibrahim (Leut. Gen.), Head of Special Operations, Molla Hailemariam (Leut. Gen.), head of the Western Command, Asrat Denero (Maj. Gen.) and head of the Eastern Command, Zewdu Belay (Maj. Gen.).
The recent alleged grand corruption and gross violation of human rights, which resulted in a wave of arrests of high ranking intelligence chiefs and military officers, has disgruntled low-raking security personnel, who claim that the matter have led to the delay of their salary payment The Reporter has learnt.