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Unrest erupts in Ethiopia after killing of singer

Hachalu Hundessa — famed for his political songs — had been considered a voice for Ethiopia’s Oromo ethnic group. Heavy violence has been reported following his death, with multiple people killed in ongoing protests.

Prominent Oromo singer-songwriter Hachalu Hundessa was shot dead on Monday evening in the Addis Ababa suburb of Gelan Condominiums.

The context to the artist’s death was not immediately clear, although the US Embassy in the Ethiopian capital said Hundessa’s supporters had blamed security forces and “assume a political motive” for the crime. Read more. 

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