Ethiopia Names New Police Chief for Capital After Blast at Rally

  • Appointment follows court hearing for 26 suspects in attack
  • Premier has made raft of changes since taking power in April

By Nizar Manek, 26 June 2018
(Bloomberg) --
Ethiopia’s prime minister appointed a new police commissioner for the capital in the wake of a grenade attack at a political rally in the city at the weekend that killed two people and wounded about 150 others.
Premier Abiy Ahmed named Brigadier-General Degfe Bedi to the post, the ruling party-funded Fana Broadcasting Corp. reported Tuesday. His appointment follows the appearance in court Monday of 26 suspects in Saturday’s attack, including a deputy commissioner of Addis Ababa’s police.
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