Talk about betrayal. Gen Seare Mekonnen was killed in his residence by his bodyguard. The attack is linked to a coup attempt in the country’s Amhara region.
The coup was unsuccessful and now is under control, but has taken many lives. Amhara’s state president Ambachew Mekonnen and his adviser were among the dead. Amhara’s attorney general was also shot, and died of his wounds on Monday, state media reported.
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government facing growing pressure from regional strongmen, including in Amhara, a flashpoint in growing ethnic violence in Ethiopia, donned military fatigues to announce on state television late on Saturday that there had been an attempted coup in Amhara’s capital Bahir Dar earlier that day and that Ethiopia’s Chief of Staff General Seare Mekonnen was among the