July 26, 2018 / 1:25 PM / 3 months ago

Ethiopian Nile dam manager was shot dead: police

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - The project manager of a $4 billion Ethiopian dam being built on the River Nile who was found dead in his car on Thursday had been shot, police said on Thursday.

“We have confirmed that engineer Simegnew Bekele was shot dead,” Zeinu Jemal, head of Ethiopia’s Federal Police Commission, told reporters.

Reporting by Aaron Maasho; Editing by Kevin Liffey

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