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Ethiopia has started filling Grand Renaissance Dam: Minister

15 July 2020, 6:42 PM

Ethiopia has started filling the Grand Renaissance dam, a giant hydroelectric project it is building on the Blue Nile, its water minister said on Wednesday, a day after talks with Sudan and Egypt on the issue became deadlocked.

Ethiopian police arrest 2 suspects in connection with the killing of a popular political singer

11 July 2020, 7:34 AM

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.

Mourners carry the coffin of Ethiopian musician Haacaaluu Hundeessaa during his funeral in Ambo, Ethiopia.

More than 166 people killed during anti-government protests in Ethiopia

6 July 2020, 12:12 PM

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.

Why singer’s killing ignited deadly clashes among Ethiopia’s Oromo people?

2 July 2020, 2:57 PM

The Oromo, Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group, have long complained of their exclusion from political power.

Six hurt in scuffles with security forces at Ethiopian singer’s funeral

2 July 2020, 2:22 PM

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.

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