Ethiopia announced Monday that soldiers and federal police will take over security in a restive southern region following days of violence that has left at least 18 people dead.
“The regular security structure has been unable to ensure rule of law and has been stymied by various agendas,” said a statement read on regional state television late Monday. Continue reading Ethiopia: Army to Take Over Security in Troubled South
Unrest over autonomy bid kills four in Ethiopia’s Hawassa city
BY ROBBIE COREY-BOULET | AFP
Four people have died of gunshot wounds in the southern Ethiopian city of Hawassa, where protesters have been demanding the establishment of a breakaway state, a hospital executive said Friday.
Security forces carried out arrests as violence spread to districts outside the regional capital on a second day of protests, state media reported. Continue reading Four Killed as Unrest Spread in Ethiopia’s Southern Hawassa city
‘Acceding to the Sidama could encourage other ethnic groups to follow suit and cause more chaos.’ – Crisis Group
BY MAGGIE FICK | REUTERS
Ethiopia’s destabilising regional frictions may worsen this month if the small Sidama ethnic group carries out a threat to unilaterally declare a new semi-autonomous region in defiance of the federal government, a global think-tank said on Thursday. Continue reading Ethiopia Faces More Conflict with Sidama Pushes for Regional Status