• Short Summary

    DESPITE TENSIONS GENERATED OUTSIDE ETHIOPIA BY REPORTS OF 60 TOP-RANKING GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS EXECUTED LAST WEEKEND BY THE NEW MILITARY RULERS, AND MORE RECENT REPORTS OF ROYAL PRINCESSES BEING MOVED TO A FORMER MILITARY CAMP, LIFE IN THE CAPITAL, ADDIS ABABA, CONTINUES APPARENTLY CALM AND UNDISTURBED.

  • Description

    DESPITE TENSIONS GENERATED OUTSIDE ETHIOPIA BY REPORTS OF 60 TOP-RANKING GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS EXECUTED LAST WEEKEND BY THE NEW MILITARY RULERS, AND MORE RECENT REPORTS OF ROYAL PRINCESSES BEING MOVED TO A FORMER MILITARY CAMP, LIFE IN THE CAPITAL, ADDIS ABABA, CONTINUES APPARENTLY CALM AND UNDISTURBED.

    SHOPS AND MARKETS ARE OPEN, PEOPLE MOVE AROUND WITHOUT RESTRICTIONS, FACTORIES ARE FUNCTIONING NORMALLY AND THERE ARE NO OUTWARD SIGNS OF MILITARY ACTIVITY OR RESTRAINTS ON THE CIVILIAN POPULATION.

    ON THURSDAY (28 NOVEMBER) A NEW CHAIRMAN OF ETHIOPIA'S RULING MILITARY COUNCIL WAS ELECTED IN ADDIS ABABA TO SUCCEED LIEUTENANT-GENERAL AMAN ANDOM, WHO WAS AMONG THE OFFICIALS KILLED WITHOUT TRIAL.

    THE NEW LEADER IS BRIGADIER TEFERI BENTI, AGED 53, FORMER COMMANDER OF THE ARMY'S 2ND DIVISION IN THE NORTHERN CITY OF ASMARA.

    STRONG TROOP REINFORCEMENTS HAVE BEEN SENT TO THE NORTH TO FEND OFF A POSSIBLE ATTACK FROM ERITREAN LIBERATION FRONT GUERRILLAS.

    ACCORDING TO UNCONFIRMED REPORTS, ELF FORCES -- WHICH HAVE BEEN FIGHTING IN THE STRIFE-TORN PROVINCE OF ERITREA FOR MORE THAN 12 YEARS -- WERE POSITIONED ONLY A FEW MILES (KMS) FROM ASMARA, THE ERITREAN CAPITAL, LAST WEEK.

    ACCORDING TO SOME REPORTS GENERAL ANDOM -- HIMSELF AN ERITREAN -- WAS OUSTED BECAUSE HE REFUSED TO SIGN AN ORDER SENDING A 5,000-STRONG UNIT T REINFORCE THE ARMY IN ERITREA. HE FAVOURED NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE ELF.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2KG40HFI5SN3HZXLFYLZNNW19
    Media URN:
    VLVA2KG40HFI5SN3HZXLFYLZNNW19
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/12/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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