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.


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

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