New leadership appointed for Ethiopia’s volatile Benishangul region

New leaders have been elected to control the affairs of Benishangul Gumuz region, which has been faced with violence in recent months.

Adego Amsaya is the new chairman of the region while Amera Bayeta will take charge of the Benishangul peacebuilding office. The change of leadership is expected to help quell the inter-ethnic conflict in the region.

The new appointments come as a surprise given that Beninshangul had received new leadership recently. […] CONTINUE READING