Monday, August 8, 2016

Widespread Protests In Ethiopia Become Deadly

BBC: Ethiopia protests: 'Nearly 100 killed' in Oromia and Amhara

Nearly 100 people were killed in the weekend's protests in Ethiopia as demonstrators clashed with security forces in different parts of the country, Amnesty International says.

The rights group says the most deadly incident happened in Bahir Dar, where at least 30 people died on Sunday.

The authorities have said seven died in Bahir Dar and that security forces were reacting to violence from protesters.

There has been an unprecedented wave of protests in Ethiopia in recent months.

People in the Oromo and Amhara regions have been complaining about political and economic marginalisation.

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More News On The Growing Unrest In Ethiopia

At least 90 protesters killed in Ethiopia: residents, opposition -- Reuters
Scores killed in Ethiopia protest crackdown -- Al Jazeera
Dozens killed in new wave of Ethiopia protests -- AFP
Opposition, Rights Group Say Dozens Killed in Ethiopia Protests -- VOA
Ethiopia protests: At least 90 people killed during government protests -- Telegraph
Ethiopian regime under pressure as protests escalate -- Financial Times
U.S. ‘Deeply Concerned’ at Violent Protests in Key African Ally -- Bloomberg

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