Oromo Singer Death Exposed an Unlikely Anti-Abiy Alliance

BY YOHANNES GEDAMU | AL JAZEERA Ethiopia has returned to normal after weeks of ethnic violence and unrest triggered by the June 29 murder of the revered Oromo singer, Hachalu Hundessa. On July 10, Ethiopian authorities said they arrested two suspects over the killing. Both the capital, Addis Ababa, and the surrounding Oromia region – […]

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Ethiopia: Troops Deployed After 80 Killed in Protests

Troops on Addis Ababa streets as political tensions erupt over Haacaaluu death and wider Oromo claims BY ALJAZEERA The military was deployed in the Ethiopian capital on Wednesday as armed gangs roamed neighbourhoods in the second day of unrest that claimed more than 80 lives. Popular musician Haacaaluu Hundeessaa was shot dead on Monday in […]

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Killing of Oromo Singer Sparks Ethiopia Unrest

BY TESFANEWS* Youths enraged by the killing of a popular Oromo musician Haacaaluu Hundeessaa burned tyres in Ethiopia’s capital as unrest start to spread in other cities. In Adama, 90km south-east of Addis Ababa, five people died after being shot during demonstrations and 75 others were injured, hospital chief executive Dr. Mekonnin Feyisa told BBC […]

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Activist Jawar Mohammed may Challenge Ethiopian PM in the 2020 Election

Jawar Mohammed’s comments come as Oromia police commissioner says death toll in two days of protests stands at 67. BY AL JAZEERA Prominent activist and media entrepreneur Jawar Mohammed has said he might challenge Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in elections planned for next year, accusing him of resorting “to the early signs of dictatorship”.

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