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The curious case of HAILEMEDHIN ABERA

The curious case of HAILEMEDHIN ABERA

When the hijacking of an Ethiopian Airlines plane flight number ET-702 that was bound to Rome but diverted to Geneva was heard, people had to wait the whole day to find out who the first officer-turned-hijacker was. It was Redwan Hussein, head of Government Communication Affairs Office, who revealed the name – Hailemedhin Abera Tegegne – to the world. Not many, including his neighbors, knew his name. In fact, they knew him by another moniker – Tadé, short for Tadlo, which is translated as “he is lucky”. The hijacker took those who knew him and the rest of the world by surprise and is now considered to be an unlucky person.  Pictured above is Hailemedhin in Khartoum. The picture was taken by his brother 2 years ago. Pictured on the right is the house of Hailemedhin being guarded by federal police officers.  Click Here to read more

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