At least 239 people have been killed in more than a week of unrest in Ethiopia following the assassination of Oromo singer Haacaaluu Hundeessaa. (Photo: Tiksa Negeri/Reuters)
The death toll from demonstrations and ethnic violence that erupted in Ethiopia last week following the murder of a popular singer from the Oromo ethnic group has risen to 239, according to police. Continue reading Death Toll in Ethiopia Violence Over Singer’s Killing Hits 239
Ethiopia is following the path of failed states in the Horn of Africa
Ethiopia’s overall Fragile States Index score has worsened from 91.9 in 2006 to a high of 101.1 in 2017.
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Ethiopia faces a high risk of failure due to continued political and social instability in the country, the Fund for Peace reported in its . Fragile States Index Annual Report 2017
Over the past few years, months, weeks and days, security officers have killed anti-government protesters, resulting in more anti-government protests.
Continue reading Fragile States Index: Ethiopia is Facing Failure
Fighting between Ethiopian Somali and Oromo ethnic groups in the eastern Ethiopia left more than 30 people dead
Intense fighting between the Ethiopian Somali and the Oromo ethnic groups in the eastern Ethiopia has left “more than 30 people”, including “more than a dozen army members”, dead and several others injured, Addis Standard learned.
According to three residents of Mieso town, west Hararghe zone, who contacted
Addis Standard late this evening, today’s fighting in and around the town was between several members of local residents and heavily armed members of the “ Liyu Police”. Continue reading Conflict in Eastern Ethiopia Leaves Dozens Dead
The TPLF-led government should do better to confront the root causes than to answer with bullets and tear gas. Because it won’t work. (Photo: Demonstrators flash the Oromo protest gesture during Irreecha, in Bishoftu, Oromia region. (Tiksa Negeri/Reuters))
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Ethiopia’s rulers have redoubled a repressive policy that is failing. Instead of looking for ways to alleviate the pent-up frustrations of the ethnic Oromo and Amhara populations that spilled out in
demonstrations over the past 11 months, Ethiopia’s authorities on Sunday announced a six-month state of emergency, allowing the deployment of troops and bans on demonstrations. Already, rights have been severely restricted; the state of emergency will bottle up the pressures even more, increasing the likelihood they will explode anew. Continue reading Ethiopia Meets Protests with Bullets – It Won’t Work!
John Kirby, the stalwart defender of the “democratically” elected regime in Ethiopia, warned government not to abuse the state of emergency it declared to suppress dissent in the country.
The United States warned its African ally Ethiopia on Tuesday not to abuse the state of emergency it declared this week to suppress dissent and welcomed talk of political reform.
an emergency on Sunday after six months of anti-government protests, but on Tuesday Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn promised that declared opposition voices would be heard. Continue reading US Warns Ethiopia Against Using State of Emergency to Crackdown Dissent
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Ethiopia’s attraction as a favorite new destination for foreign investors is fast dissipating as businesses owned by Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote and Dutch fruit processors come under attack in growing political unrest. Continue reading Ethiopia Losing Foreign Investment Appeal as Attacks Spread