Ethiopian Airlines CEO target of Eritrean murder plot: Insider

ADDIS ABABA – Tewolde Gebremariam, the CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, was in 1994 a potential target of an Eritrean murder plot because he insisted that an Eritrean Cessna plane cannot leave the airport without bill of lading and proper inspection.

Tewolde, who was a cargo manager at that time, had known that the Eritrean-owned plane was loaded with an estimated 70 million Birr (roughly about 32 million US dollars at that time) and the Eritreans wanted to fly the plane to their country without inspection. Read more

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