Ethiopian Government Thwarts Coup Attempt in Amhara Region. And no one knows where that is.
Amhara is important, if you're like, wait where was that?
June 23, 2019
Addis Ababa (dpa) - The Ethiopian government on Saturday said an attempt to topple a regional government in the country's northern Amhara state had failed, without giving further details on the incident.
The office of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed condemned the attempt in a tweet on Saturday evening.
Residents in the region's capital, Bahir Dar, reported hearing gunshots in the city.
Ethiopia's many different ethnic groups have often been the source of tensions and clashes in the country, which has long been ruled with an iron fist.
Since Abiy took power in April 2018, he has pushed through many reforms, including the release of political prisoners, but has not been able to ease tensions between the groups.