16 February 2016

Ethiopia: Supreme Court President Resigns

Supreme Court President, Judge Tegene Getaneh has resigned from his post, effective February 9, 2016. His resignation, officially communicated to the Judges' Administrative Council, cites health problems that render him unable to carry out his duties.

Sources close to the system contemplate other factors, including weak commitment to the good governance campaign.

Others, however, strongly argue the cause is highly related to the issue that called for the resignation of the High Court's President, Wubishet Tegene has served the judicial system in different positions.

He was appointed by the late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi in 2009. Before he became President, he had served as a judge both in the High Court and Supreme Court. His term in the highest post lasted for 7 years.

Tegene, was a few months away from his retirement age. He was born in Illubabor Zone, Mettu.


Africa's Largest Airline Sets to Dominate Continent's Skies

WITH a mix of strategic investments and partnerships, airline acquisitions, and efficient service delivery, Ethiopian… Read more »

Copyright © 2016 Addis Fortune. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 600 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.