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Wave of political arrests trail protests over death of Ethiopia’s Oromo singer

Five senior members of an opposition party representing Ethiopia's largest ethnic group, the Oromo, have been detained in a wave of political arrests following protests last week which left at least 166 dead.Violent demonstrations broke out in the capital...

Ethiopia picks the pieces after nearly 200 died in protest over killing of Haacaaluu

More than 166 people were killed during anti-government protests in Ethiopia last week, the government said on Sunday, as the capital and other hot spots remained closely guarded by security forces and a blanket Internet shutdown entered its sixth...

Funeral for assassinated Ethiopia’s Oromo singer begins, thousands kept out

Security was high in Ethiopia’s Ambo town on Thursday for the funeral of singer Haacaaluu Hundeessaa, whose killing earlier this week sparked two days of protests that killed more than 80 people.A farewell ceremony began with well-wishers laying wreaths...

Ethiopia spiraling out of control , late singer’s uncle killed, father in critical condition

At least eight more people has died including an uncle of the late popular Oromo singer, who was gunned down in Ethiopian capital on Monday night, his father and 80 others were also reported injured.According a reliable source the...

Ethiopia police arrests leading Oromo opposition politician

Ethiopia has confirmed the arrest of leading opposition politician Jawar Mohammed, a move that risks inflaming ethnic tensions that have led to multiple deaths in the Oromia region following the murder of popular Oromo singer.Jawar, a former media mogul...

Ethiopia boils, 50 killed as protests rock capital over Oromo singer’s death

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.Musician Haacaaluu Hundeessaa was shot dead on Monday night in what police said was...

Ethiopian Oromo singer, Haacaaluu shot dead in Addis Ababa

Haacaaluu Hundeessaa, a prominent Oromo singer, songwriter, was shot dead today in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa around Galan Condominium site.The artist who was rushed to Tirunesh Beijing General Hospital after the attack succumbed to the injuries he sustained shortly...

Egypt seeks UN resolution on Nile dam dispute with Ethiopia

Egypt’s foreign minister urged the U.N. Security Council on Monday to adopt a resolution giving international clout to efforts to resolve a dispute over the Ethiopia’s new hydroelectric dam on the Blue Nile which he said endangers the lives...

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan to reach Nile dam deal in weeks

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan will agree a deal to fill the giant Nile dam in two to three weeks, Ethiopia’s water minister said on Saturday, a day after leaders from the three countries and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa,...

Nile dam talks to restart this week as Egypt accuse Ethiopia of blocking progress

Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia said Sunday they would resume talks this week over a contentious, massive Nile dam, even as Egypt accused Ethiopia of trying to hinder progress on a resolution to disagreements over the project.The construction of the...
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Wave of political arrests trail protests over death of Ethiopia’s Oromo singer

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