ETHIOPIA ARMY CHIEF SHOT DEAD BY OWN BODYGUARD IN FAILED COUP | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

ETHIOPIA ARMY CHIEF SHOT DEAD BY OWN BODYGUARD IN FAILED COUP

SOURCE: MIDDLE EAST MONITOR
Ethiopia’s Defense Forces Chief of Staff Gen. Sea’re Mekonnen was killed in the late hours of Saturday by his own guard, the government confirmed, reports Anadolu Agency.

The chief of staff, according to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who delivered a message to the nation on Sunday, died trying to prevent a coup attempt in Ethiopia’s northern Amhara region.

A retired general who goes by the name Geza’e Abera was also killed at the home of Sea’re, said Press Secretary of the Prime Minister Office Nigusu Tilahun on Sunday.

The killers have been arrested and an investigation has been launched, he added.

He said the coup was orchestrated by Brig. Gen. Asaminew Tsige, who is the chief of the regional security bureau. Asaminew was one the many political prisoners given amnesty after the coming to power of Abiy in April last year.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Cui bono?!?

Who benefits from this assassination, and will there be more of them?!? Only time will tell, but the resources Ethiopia has are an absolute "embarrassment of riches."

Natural Resources of Ethiopia These resources include: Major Natural Resources In Ethiopia
The country has a few known reserves of precious metals and other natural resources such as gold, potash, natural gas, copper, and platinum. In addition to all these resources, there is also an extensive potential for the generation of hydropower.

However, the most abundant natural resource is arguably natural gas. Explorations in the past have shown that Ethiopia has some of the largest deposits of natural gas compared to most countries in Africa. Despite all this potential, natural gas has not been properly exploited yet. The potential is so high that the geology of some parts of the country, like that of the Ogaden basin, resembles the natural gas-rich geological structures of oil and gas fields in the Middle East

We will soon see if American or Chinese forces in Africa, will vow to lend their services as "Advisors" to the Ethiopian government; both countries want a foothold here.

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