Ethiopia: 2,000 charged over violence sparked by pop star's death

Ethiopia: 2,000 charged over violence sparked by pop star’s death

Al- Jazeera About 2,000 people are facing charges over violence that erupted in Ethiopia after the June killing of an iconic pop star from the Oromo ethnic group. Attorney General Gideon Timothewos... Read more »
Ethiopia falls into violence a year after leader's Nobel peace prize win

Ethiopia falls into violence a year after leader’s Nobel peace prize win

Ethiopia faces a dangerous cycle of intensifying internal political dissent, ethnic unrest and security crackdowns, observers have warned, after a series of protests in recent weeks highlighted growing discontent with the government... Read more »
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Ethiopia is treading a political tightrope as its unresolved ethnic tensions erupt in violence again

Ethiopia is treading a political tightrope as its unresolved ethnic tensions erupt in violence again

By Yohannes Gedamu Oromia, one of the regions in Ethiopia’s ethnically constituted federation and the country’s most populated one, also happens to be the political constituency of prime minister Abiy Ahmed. Unfortunately, the region is... Read more »
Ethiopian PM says singer's death part of plot to sow unrest

Ethiopian PM says singer’s death part of plot to sow unrest

Addis Ababa (AFP) – Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said Friday that the killing of a popular singer, and subsequent violence that has left nearly 100 dead this week, represented “coordinated attempts”... Read more »
At least 52 Killed in Ethiopia Protests over Musician Haacaaluu Hundeessaa Death

At least 52 Killed in Ethiopia Protests over Musician Haacaaluu Hundeessaa Death

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – At least 50 people were killed in Ethiopia’s Oromiya region in protests following the fatal shooting of a popular singer, a regional spokesman said on Wednesday, laying bare... Read more »