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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...

Lesotho former first lady freed on bail

Lesotho’s former first lady, charged with the murder of her love rival, was granted bail on Monday, despite objections from the police that she might use it to escape.Maesaiah Thabane, wife of former prime minister Thomas Thabane, was arrested...

Appeal courts revokes bail granted to ex-Lesotho PM’s wife

Lesotho’s Appeal Court on Friday revoked bail which had been granted to former prime minister Thomas Thabane’s wife, who is accused of murdering his previous spouse.Maesaiah Thabane was charged with ordering the killing of Thomas Thabane’s then estranged wife...

Lesotho gets new Prime Minister Moeketsi Majoro

Moeketsi Majoro was sworn in as Lesotho’s new prime minister on Wednesday, a day after his predecessor resigned under pressure over a scandal involving the killing of his wife.Majoro, who was previously finance minister, took the oath at the...
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