ADDIS ABABA, (Xinhua) --
Ethiopia announced on Tuesday it has arrested 56
government officials in an anti-corruption sweep.
The 56 government
officials who work for Ethiopia’s Oromia regional state, located
in the central part of the country, are accused of
misappropriating and embezzling public funds, state media outlet
Oromia Broadcasting Network (OBN) reported.
Commission is planning to conduct further arrests in the coming
days, according to OBN.
Ethiopia arrested dozens of civilian military figures, who are
suspected of engaging in corrupt activities.
The arrest of the
suspects, part of a major crackdown on corruption and human
rights abuse, is said to be part of the promise made by the new
administration of PM Ahmed to the public following his
appointment in April this year.