• Short Summary

    THE NEWLY-ELECTED CHAIRMAN OF ETHIOPIA'S RULING MILITARY COUNCIL, BRIGADIER TEFERI BENTI, WAS FORMALLY SWORN INTO OFFICE A CEREMONY IN THE CAPITAL, ADDIS ABABA, ON THURSDAY (28 NOVEMBER)
    THE 53-YEAR-OLD BRIGADIER SUCCEEDS THE FORMER CHAIRMAN, GENERAL AMON ANDOM, WHO WAS SHOT DEAD IN A GUN-BATTLE ON THE PREVIOUS SATURDAY (23 NOVEMBER).

  • Description

    THE NEWLY-ELECTED CHAIRMAN OF ETHIOPIA'S RULING MILITARY COUNCIL, BRIGADIER TEFERI BENTI, WAS FORMALLY SWORN INTO OFFICE A CEREMONY IN THE CAPITAL, ADDIS ABABA, ON THURSDAY (28 NOVEMBER)
    THE 53-YEAR-OLD BRIGADIER SUCCEEDS THE FORMER CHAIRMAN, GENERAL AMON ANDOM, WHO WAS SHOT DEAD IN A GUN-BATTLE ON THE PREVIOUS SATURDAY (23 NOVEMBER).

    UP TO NOW, BRIGADIR BENTI COMMANDED THE ETHIOPIAN ARMY'S SECOND DIVISION IN THE NORTHERN CITY OF ASMARA, WHERE TROOPS ARE FIGHTING THE ERITHREAN LIBERATION FRONT.

    HE WAS AT ONE POINT ETHIOPIAN MILITARY ATTACHE IN THE UNITED STATES, AND HAS A REPUTATION AS ONE OF THE HARD-LINERS AMONG MILITARY CIRCLES.

    DESPITE THIS, BRIGADIER BENTI WILL NOT SERVE AS A MEMBER OF THE 120-STRONG MILITARY COUNCIL. NEITHER WILL H TAKE OVER THE POST OF MINISTER OF DEFENCE, ALSO HELD BY GENERAL ANDOM. HIS POSITION IS AT PRESENT HELD BY MAJOR MENGISTU HAILE MARIAM, HEAD OF THE MILITARY GOVERNMENT'S INNER CABINET AND VICE-CHAIRMAN OF THE MILITARY COUNCIL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5D6Q8HRP4Y56UOV94T0LFK8O
    Media URN:
    VLVA5D6Q8HRP4Y56UOV94T0LFK8O
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/11/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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