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Ethiopia

Getachew Assefa

Date of Birth: 1944
Place of Birth: Mekelle


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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...


Ruling party ploughs on

The head of the NISS is Getachew Assefa, a member of the TPLF Politburo, while the senior military command is heavily Tigrayan and General Samora Muhammad Yunis, another TPLF guerrilla veteran, is the Armed Forces Chief of Staff (AC Vol 56 No 8, Troubled road to liberalism & Vol 56 No 20, Amisom loses friends)...


Boundary boobytraps

Although the evidence is often minimal, Meles' security chief Getachew Assefa usually blames Eritrea and the OLF...


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