Monday, 10 October 2016

Ethiopia Declares State of Emergency Amidst Ethnic Protests

Ethiopia has declared a state of emergen­cy following months of anti-government protests by members of the country’s two largest ethnic groups.

The Oromo and the Am­hara make up about 60% of the population. They com­plain power is held by a tiny Tigrean elite.
Violence has intensified since last Sunday when at least 55 people were killed in clashes between police and protesters at an Oromo festival.