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Ethiopia: Army to Take Over Security in Troubled South

Ethiopia says a command post led by soldiers and federal police will take over security in the south, where “the regular security structure has been unable to ensure rule of law.”

BY AFP

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

Four Killed as Unrest Spread in Ethiopia’s Southern Hawassa city

Unrest over autonomy bid kills four in Ethiopia’s Hawassa city

Hawassa Sidama, who make up about 5% of Ethiopia’s 105 million people, have been demanding the establishment of their own region. At least eight more ethnic groups are campaigning for the same autonomy, and this doesn’t look good for the stability and unity of Ethiopia. (AFP Photo/Michael TEWELDE)

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