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The Police in in Bahir Dar city, the capital of the Amhara regional state 578kms north of Addis Ababa, has named a member of the federal police unit who killed twelve and wounded two civilians in a weekend killing spree as Constable Fekadu Nasha.

The  police also said the shooter has had problems with his estranged girlfriend, whose mother was one of the victims.

“We believe a revenge may have triggered the killing,” said an officer in the city’s police commission.  The shooter killed his victims on Sunday May 12th evening before throwing himself into the Blue Nile River to death. The killing happened in an area called Abay-Mado kebele eleven.

The recent political dynamic in Ethiopia has a return towards factional authoritarian regime written all over it  

Taye Negussie (PhD)

A quick look at the just ended Ethiopia’s local and city administrations election will discern, among others, two outstanding developments: a conspicuous absence of the major opposition parties, and the rather unimpressive election platforms espoused by the ruling Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Party (EPRDF) with the leading ones being “to bring the ongoing infrastructural construction projects to completion”, and ‘in order to materialize Meles’s vision’’.