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Ethiopia PM Abiy Refutes Claims Army Killed Unarmed Civilians In Tigray

Ethiopia PM Abiy Refutes Claims Army Killed Unarmed Civilians In Tigray

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By Our Reporter Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed  has refuted claims that the country’s army massacred innocent, unarmed civilians in Tigray. Abiy said federal troops had not killed a single civilian in their nearly month-long offensive against regional forces in Tigray. He also assured Parliament on Monday that the army would not destroy Mekelle, capital of Tigray, after announcing its capture yesterday. The Ethiopian government has been trying to quell a rebellion by the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), a powerful ethnically based party that dominated the central government for nearly three decades until Abiy came to power in 2018. Thousands of people are believed to have been killed since the fighting began, more than 43,000 have fled to neighbouring Sud...
80 Shot Dead After Bloody Protests Break Out At Ethiopian Singer Hundeessaa’s Funeral

80 Shot Dead After Bloody Protests Break Out At Ethiopian Singer Hundeessaa’s Funeral

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By Elite News Reporter Security is high in the Ethiopian town of Ambo, after government deployed heavily for the funeral of popular musician and activist Haacaaluu Hundeessaa, whose killing in Addis Ababa earlier this week sparked two days of protests that killed more than 80 people. A farewell ceremony began on Thursday with well-wishers laying wreaths in Ambo stadium and mourning the death of the 34-year-old musician from the ethnic Oromo group, Ethiopia's largest. He will be laid to rest later at a church in Ambo, some 100km (60 miles) west of the capital. "Haacaaluu is not dead. He will remain in my heart and the hearts of millions of Oromo people forever," Santu Demisew Diro, his wife, said. "I request a monument erected in his memory in Addis [Ababa] where his blood was spi...
Protests Break Out  After Ethiopian Singer Hachalu Hundessa Is Shot Dead In Addis Ababa

Protests Break Out After Ethiopian Singer Hachalu Hundessa Is Shot Dead In Addis Ababa

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By Elite News Reporter Protests have erupted in Ethiopia after the police announced the killing of Hachalu Hundessa, a popular musician and activist, who was shot dead in the capital, Addis Ababa. Hachalu was an ethnic Oromo musician known for his protest songs. He was shot in the capital's Gelan Condominiums area late on Monday, Addis Ababa's police commissioner Geta Argaw said. Argaw said police had arrested several suspects, the state-affiliated Fana broadcaster reported. On Tuesday morning, angry youth in Addis Ababa lit fires, blocked roads and chanted slogans as protests also broke out in other parts of Ethiopia. Meanwhile, internet connectivity in the country of almost 110 million people appeared to be down, a common occurrence during political protests. Prime Minis...
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