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Death Toll in Ethiopia Violence Over Singer’s Killing Hits 239

Ethiopia violence over Oromo singer murder claims 239 lives
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)

BY AL JAZEERA

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: Troops Deployed After 80 Killed in Protests

Troops on Addis Ababa streets as political tensions erupt over Haacaaluu death and wider Oromo claims

“We had a meeting with the community, and we were told to arm ourselves with anything we have, including machetes and sticks. We no longer trust the police to protect us, so we have to prepare ourselves” – Addis Ababa resident. (Photo: Tiksa Negeri/Reuters)

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 what police said was a targeted killing. Continue reading Ethiopia: Troops Deployed After 80 Killed in Protests

Killing of Oromo Singer Sparks Ethiopia 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