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Vol 59 No 16

Published 10th August 2018


Ethiopia

A flood of rumours

The death of the great dam’s chief engineer sees an outpouring of grief as regional reactions to Abiy’s radical initiatives gather speed

For many Ethiopians, dam engineer Simegnew Bekele was the embodiment of their aspirations for a better future, which explains the widespread shock when he was discovered shot dead in his Land Cruiser in the heart of Addis Ababa on 26 July.

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