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Ethiopia

Getachew Assefa

Date of Birth: 1944
Place of Birth: Mekelle


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Chill on the border

But Tigray has been marginalised and the TPLF ostracised by Abiy with whom relations are so strained that Tigray is refusing to execute a federal arrest warrant for former spy chief Getachew Assefa a TPLF politburo grandee (AC Vol 60 No 3 Mountains to climb)...


Mountains to climb

The ongoing manhunt for former spy chief Getachew Assefa a TPLF politburo member is another one although it is not clear that he is lying low in Tigray...


Rounding up the suspects

A key outstanding question is whether Berhanu an ally of Abiy in the Oromo Democratic Party (ODP formerly Oromo People's Democratic Organisation) will now go after the big fish Getachew Assefa NISS's former long-time overlord...


Push-ups and makeovers

Intelligence testThe National Intelligence and Security Services was the domain of the elusive Getachew Assefa a TPLF politburo member until Abiy removed him in June...


A flood of rumours

NISS is strongly connected to the Tigrayan People's Liberation Front (TPLF) and was commanded by the powerful Getachew Assefa until Abiy removed him on 8 June (AC Vol 59 No 9 Abiy tests the military)...


A radical bid for peace and economic change 

Abiy also named Adem Mohammed as the new director of the National Intelligence and Security Service replacing Getachew Assefa a TPLF politburo member who was said to oppose Abiy's appointment as premier (AC Vol 59 No 9 Abiy tests the military)...


Abiy tests the military

Among those are Getachew Assefa Director of the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) and TPLF politburo member who is said to have been outraged when Abiy was elected as EPRDF Chair bluntly telling him he did not deserve the role (AC Vol 44 No 15 Boundary boobytraps)...


Trouble in the engine room

TPLF officials lead the military and the national intelligence and security services whose long-time boss Getachew Assefa was recently promoted to the Politburo...


Crisis over, crisis goes on

The Attorney-General announced the detentions but the investigations are said to be directed by the NISS which is run by TPLF politburo member Getachew Assefa...


New faces, old tactics

TPLF veterans Getachew Assefa and General Samora Muhammad Yunis still run respectively the intelligence services and the military...


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