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Ethiopia in transition

Mahlet Fasil @MahletFasil July 02/2020 –  The funeral ceremony for slain Oromo singer/song writer Haacaaluu Hundeessaa is taking place amid tight security in his native city Ambo, some 107 km west of the capital Addis Abeba. Following his assassination on Monday evening in Akaki Kality Sub City, Wereda 4, near …

Mahlet Fasil @MahletFasil July 01/2020- Ararsa Merdassa, Oromia Police Commission Commissioner General told local news media late this afternoon that the number of people who are killed in connection with continued protests against the assassination of prominent Oromo artist Haacaaluu Hundeessaa has climbed to 81. One of the killed is …

Berihun Adugna Gebeye (S.J.D.),@BerihunAdugna Addis Abeba, June 24/2020 – Yoweri Museveni in his book “What is Africa’s problem?” observes that the longer presidents stay in power, the more difficult it gets to remove them democratically. There is no better example for the validity of his observation than himself. He has …