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Killing of Oromo Singer Sparks Ethiopia Unrest

Killing of a popular Oromo singer Haacaaluu Hundeessaa sparks unrest
The assassination of a prominent Oromo musician, Haacaaluu Hundeessaa, sparks anger and unrest in Oromia region and other parts of Ethiopia.

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 Afaan Aromo. Continue reading Killing of Oromo Singer Sparks Ethiopia Unrest

Deadly Protests Against Ethiopian PM Abiy

A nightmare unfolding in Ethiopia? PM Abiy is losing popularity from his Oromo base. An overwhelming majority of Oromo, the largest ethnic group in Ethiopia, are now showing support to Jawar Mohammed, an Oromo activist, instead. Now that Jawar hinted he might run in next year’s election to challenge Abiy to become Prime Minister. (Associated Press/AP)

BY ELIAS MESERET | AP

Ethiopia’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed faced the most serious political challenge of his short rule Thursday as officials said dozens of people might be dead in two days of unrest caused by tensions between security forces and the country’s most prominent activist. Continue reading Deadly Protests Against Ethiopian PM Abiy

Deadly Ethnic Attacks Erupt Outside Addis Ababa

Ethiopia, another ethnic-based attack, another displacement. This time a few kilometers away from the capital Addis, in Burayu, Oromia.

BY ELIAS MESERET | ASSOCIATED PRESS

Government officials and residents said overnight ethnic-based attacks in the outskirts of Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, have killed several people and caused hundreds to flee their homes. Continue reading Deadly Ethnic Attacks Erupt Outside Addis Ababa

Confused Ethiopia Blames Eritrea for Security Crisis in the Country (Update)

Accusations come as Ethiopia continues to be under a state of emergency since its former prime minister resigned

Is Eritrea to blame for the unrest and security crisis in Ethiopia?

BY AL JAZEERA

Ethiopia has accused neighboring Eritrea of attempting to destabilize its security by supporting “destructive” groups while the country continues to be under a state of emergency.

According to Ethiopian state television, the country’s emergency council managed to capture weapons from “destructive” groups trying to smuggle the arms into the country from across the border. Continue reading Confused Ethiopia Blames Eritrea for Security Crisis in the Country (Update)

Ethiopia Regime Security Forces Killed 13 Civilians in Moyale

Command post secretariat calls the death due to “mistaken intelligence report”

A culture of impunity encourages the army to continue killing civilians. This time, the regime forces killed at least thirteen civilians in an unprovoked attack in Moyale, southern Oromia, near the border with Kenya.

BY ENGIDU WOLDIE | ESAT NEWS

Agazi soldiers of the TPLF regime in Ethiopia killed at least 13 people in Moyale town, in the restive Oromo region of Southern Ethiopia. At least 25 others were wounded, according to a report by the Oromia Media Network (OMN). The death toll is feared to be higher. Continue reading Ethiopia Regime Security Forces Killed 13 Civilians in Moyale

Ethiopia Issues Shoot-to-Kill Orders to Quell Protests

Security forces empowered to use ‘all necessary measures’

The so-called ‘Command Post’ today instructed the country’s security forces to “take all the necessary measures,” that normally include but not limited to killing, jailing and terrorizing anyone demanding political reforms in the restive Oromia region.

BY TESFANEWS

The increasingly paranoid Ethiopian regime today ordered the country’s security forces to “take all the necessary measures” to deal with anti-government civilian protesters demanding political reforms in the restive Oromia region. Continue reading Ethiopia Issues Shoot-to-Kill Orders to Quell Protests