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Over 85 Killed, 3500 Detained in Oromia

oromo struggle in Oromia region
Stop the Killing or face the revolution. Gunning down peaceful demonstrators and committing murders against citizens has always been the hallmarks of successive Ethiopia rulers.

By Abraha Belai,

The number of individuals killed during the month-long protests has risen to over 85, while over 3500 have been detained, a leading figure of the opposition Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC) told Voice of America (VOA) Amharic Service on Monday.

Bekele Nega, secretary general of OFC, said nearly all of OFC’s members and candidates in previous elections have been detained in the crackdown that has primarily targeted OFC members. Continue reading Over 85 Killed, 3500 Detained in Oromia

Blood and Terror in Ethiopia as Protests Sweep the Streets

By making peaceful and democratic change impossible, the Ethiopian regime is making violent revolution almost inevitable.

By Justine Boulo | for AFP,

Two lifeless bodies lay on the ground as the terrified crowd, armed only with sticks against gun-toting Ethiopian security forces, fled the fierce crackdown on protesters.

Blood seeped through a sheet covering one of the bodies on the road outside Wolenkomi, a town just 60 kilometres (37 miles) from the capital Addis Ababa.

“That was my only son,” a woman sobbed. “They have killed me.” Continue reading Blood and Terror in Ethiopia as Protests Sweep the Streets

Ethiopia: 25 More Oromo Protesters Killed Today

By TesfaNews,

Clashes between the military force and protesters in Ethiopia’s Oromia region today left 25 people killed, according to the Ethiopian Satellite Television (ESAT). The army that took over the mandate of the regional police used live ammunition against the demonstrators.

The students were protesting against a controversial proposal, known as “the master plan”, to expand Addis Ababa into surrounding Oromia state, which they say will threaten local farmers with mass evictions. Continue reading Ethiopia: 25 More Oromo Protesters Killed Today