Dozens Dead in Protests After Death of Oromo Singer in Ethiopia

Addis Standard is quoting a police spokesman as saying that the number of people killed in continued protests after the killing of prominent Oromo artist Haacaaluu Hundeessaa has climbed to 81. Hundeessaa - a singer-songwriter famed for his political songs - was shot dead on Monday evening in Addis Ababa. The Washington Post is reporting that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed blamed "domestic and foreign enemies" for the singer's death.

InFocus

Haacaaluu Hundeessa’s music gave sound and voice to the Oromo struggle.

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 900 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.