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Ethiopia peace minister critical of PM Abiy held for suspected coup plot

Ethiopia peace minister critical of PM Abiy held for suspected coup plot

ETHIOPIA'S state minister of peace has been fired and arrested on accusations he conspired with rebel groups to overthrow the government, state media reported on Tuesday. The move against Taye Dendea, a senior member of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's party, follows a series of social media posts he has made in the past week criticising the government for failing to maintain peace in the country. Sintayew Alemayew, Taye's wife, said her husband was arrested by dozens of uniformed and plainclothed police on Monday night, and said authorities gave her three days to leave her house or face eviction. Last week…
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