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  • Ethiopian PM warns officials on foreign bank accounts 17 May 2018 | View comments

  • Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Tuesday warned his government is investigating public officials who allegedly have illicit foreign bank accounts.

    Ahmed, made the remarks during a discussion with senior government officials at the Prime Minister residence office, reported state media Ethiopia News Agency.

    The PM didn't specifically identify government officials currently under investigation or the names of foreign countries that are collaborating with his government to uncover alleged illicit foreign bank accounts.

    Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was sworn in on April 2, with promises to instill good governance and fight corruption in one of Africa's star economies.

    The Ethiopian government has identified corruption and rent-seeking activities as part of the reason Ethiopia was rocked by sweeping unrest in 2016.

    The Ethiopian government has since then promised to crack down on grand scale corruption which has afflicted one of the world's fastest growing economies.

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