Ethiopia's New Leaders Are Clearing House

  • Ex-officials probed as premier promises crackdown on ‘cancer’

  • Premier spearheading redistribution of power in African nation

By Nizar Manek, 22 November 2018
(Bloomberg) --
Ethiopia’s new leaders are clearing house as the nation’s political transformation gathers pace. Among the targets: officials at a military-linked conglomerate once in charge of building Africa’s biggest hydro power plant, former spy chiefs and northern and eastern elites.
Touting a crackdown on the “cancer” of corruption and rights abuses, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has vowed to usher in greater accountability and political freedom for the continent’s second-most populous nation. His recent confrontation with military officers shows not everyone may welcome the shakeup.
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