June 20, 2024

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Ethiopia: Debre Berhan city mayor arrested over alleged links with TPLF

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Debre Berhan Mayor Desta Andarge

According to Ethiopian state media, the mayor of Debre Berhan city, Desta Andarge, has been arrested. He has been detained over alleged links with Tigray People’s Liberation Front.

As Tigray forces and Oromo Liberation Army fighters are advancing towards Debre Berhan city, situated in the North Shewa Zone of the Amhara region, city officials are under pressure.

Three days ago, city police chief, Taye Habtegiorgis, was taken into custody. He was also accused of having sympathies for TPLF members.

Tigray forces have reached Debre Sina town which is around 60 km away from Debre Berhan city.