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Ethiopia: Tension in Addis Ababa as police bans demonstrations

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (September 19, 2018) The capital’s police department warns against any demonstration in Addis Ababa saying “some individuals” have called for a rally for tomorrow without permit from the city government. The statement from the Addis Ababa Police Commission says legal actions would be taken against those who would hold a demonstration tomorrow. Tension has been ...

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Ethiopia: Authorities call for calm in Addis Ababa as tension rises ahead of return of Oromo party

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (September 14, 2018) Authorities and representatives of political parties called for calm and restraint in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa as clashes reported in several subdivisions in the city. The youth from towns surrounding Addis Ababa, who are mainly ethnic Oromos, have marched to the capital today and hold flash street demonstrations in support of the ...

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Ethiopia: Tension and confrontation over display of flags in Addis Ababa

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (September 12, 2018) There are reports of confrontations among the youth in some quarters of the capital today over the display of flags ahead of the return of the leaders of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) from exile on Saturday. Photos and video sent to ESAT show what appeared to be a flash demonstration of ...

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