‘We fear for our lives’: how rumours over sugar saw troops kill 10 people in Ethiopia | Tom Gardner | Global development

It began with a rumour. On 25 October, residents of Ambo, 120km west of the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, heard word on social media that a shipment of smuggled sugar was due... Read more »

Ethiopia: Agazi forces kill 10 in Ambo, Oromia state

Demonstrations began popping up in Ethiopia in November 2015 in the Oromia region, which surrounds the capital, due to a government plan to expand the boundaries of Addis Ababa (AFP Photo/Lea-Lisa Westerhoff)... Read more »

Eritrea opposition: Security forces kill 28 protesters | Eritrea News

Security forces killed at least 28 people in rare protests in the Eritrean capital, an opposition group has claimed, raising concerns from human rights groups and activists. The violence witnessed in demonstrations... Read more »

At least five killed as police fire at protest in Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – At least five people were killed in a town in Ethiopia’s restive Oromiya region on Thursday after police opened fire during a protest, witnesses said. Protesters had blocked... Read more »

Ethiopia: 11 killed in continued violence in restive region

By Elias Meseret | AP By Elias Meseret | AP October 22 at 8:24 AM ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Eleven people have been killed in clashes in Ethiopia’s restive Oromia region as the country continues to... Read more »

After a young couple was killed, the alleged gunman fled to Ethiopia. He may never face trial.

Sileshi Simeneh, 54, left, the father of Kedest Simeneh, is pictured in his Springfield, Va., home with his youngest child, Christina Simeneh, 12. At right is a framed photo of Kedest Simeneh... Read more »

After a young couple was killed, the alleged gunman fled to Ethiopia. He may never face trial. | Virginia

The former college soccer player was gunned down in his own home, shell casings scattered around his body, police said. His girlfriend’s body was found a couple of miles away, slumped against... Read more »

Ethiopia government forces kill 4 in Oromia region

Federal security forces in Ethiopia on Thursday opened fire on residents in a town located in Oromia region and in the process killed four people, American broadcaster VOA’s Horn of Africa service... Read more »

Hundreds of people killed during Ethiopia ethnic clashes

The fighting between members of the two largest groups in the country has displaced more than 50 000 people. PRETORIA – The Ethiopian government says hundreds of people have died... Read more »

‘Hundreds’ dead, thousands displaced in Ethiopia ethnic clashes

Addis Ababa – Clashes that erupted in Ethiopia this month between two of the country’s largest ethnic groups have killed hundreds of people and displaced thousands more, the government said on Monday.... Read more »