June 10, 2018 - Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) replaced the head of security Getachew Assefa by General Adem Mohammed, formerly head of Ethiopian Airforce.
The Prime Minister also retired long-time serving defence chief of staff Samora Yonus and replaced it by General Seare Mekonnen. General Seare Mekonnen was deputy chief of staff and next in line in seniority.
Days, before his appointment as a chief of intelligence, Adem was seen with US military officials, accompanied by Ambassador Michael Raynor.
Adem received C-130 Hercules military aircraft from the US government, which few state media reported, to be used for humanitarian purposes. In fact, the aircraft equipped with the state of the art technology, has a range of purposes form scientific researches to espionage.
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