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Ethiopia arrests suspects in the killing of popular singer

Jul 10 2020

ADDIS ABABA Ethiopian authorities said on Friday they had arrested two suspects over the killing of a popular political singer, whose death last week sparked protests in which 166 people were killed.

Uneasy calm in Ethiopia after protests, official death toll doubles

Jul 05 2020

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

Two killed in clashes as mourners struggle to get into Ethiopian singer's funeral

Jul 02 2020

ADDIS ABABA Two people were killed on Thursday as Ethiopian security forces scuffled with mourners trying to attend the stadium funeral of a singer whose shooting this week sparked protests in which more than 80 people died, hospital officials said. | Video

CORRECTED-UPDATE 3-Six hurt in scuffles with security forces at Ethiopian singer's funeral

Jul 02 2020

ADDIS ABABA, July 2 Six people were injured on Thursday in scuffles between Ethiopian security forces and mourners trying to attend the funeral of singer Haacaaluu Hundeessaa, whose killing earlier this week sparked protests that killed more than 80 people, a witness said.

Funeral begins for Ethiopian singer whose killing sparked deadly protests

Jul 02 2020

ADDIS ABABA, July 2 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.

Military deployed in Ethiopian capital after more than 80 killed in protests

Jul 01 2020

ADDIS ABABA The military was deployed in the Ethiopian capital on Wednesday, as armed gangs roamed neighbourhoods in a second day of unrest that has claimed more than 80 lives and deepened political divisions in Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's political heartland. | Video

At least 10 dead as slaying of Ethiopian singer triggers protests

Jul 01 2020

ADDIS ABABA At least 10 people died and more than 80 were wounded when the killing of a popular singer triggered blasts and protests in Ethiopia's capital and the surrounding Oromiya region on Tuesday, police and a doctor said.

UPDATE 3-At least 10 dead as slaying of Ethiopian singer triggers protests

Jun 30 2020

ADDIS ABABA, June 30 At least 10 people died and more than 80 were wounded when the killing of a popular singer triggered blasts and protests in Ethiopia's capital and the surrounding Oromiya region on Tuesday, police and a doctor said.

Ethiopia receives 12 bids for two telco licences -regulator

Jun 26 2020

ADDIS ABABA, June 26 Ethiopia’s communications regulator said on Friday it received twelve bids for the two telecom licences it plans to award to multinational mobile companies, breaking the state monopoly.

Speaker of Ethiopia's upper House resigns after polls postponed

Jun 08 2020

ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia's upper house speaker resigned on Monday in apparent protest at the postponement of planned elections in the Horn of Africa country over the coronavirus, a sign of growing tension between her party and the government.

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