Habesha Corner The Life of Ethiopian in Arab Countries


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ፓስፖርቷን ይዘው ያሰቃዩዋት እህት ከአረብ ሃገር እያለቀሰች ተነግሮ የማያልቅ መከራዋን ትናገራለች

Ethiopia till October 8, 2016 was suffering a major internal security crisis with spreading anti-government protests in its Oromia and Amhara regions. At a point, the protests spread to the capital, Addis Ababa. Underlying the protests which started in late 2015 was a government plan to extend the boundaries of Addis Ababa into the Oromia region. The move according to activists amounted to land grabs hence the resistance. The protests, however, became famous more for the heavy security crackdown that it was met with. Deaths and mass arrests were reported with rights groups slamming the government over their handling of the peaceful protests. displayAdvert("mpu_3") A turning point was when violence broke out at the 2016 Irreecha thanksgiving festival of ethnic Oromos. Over 50 people were reported dead according to the government due to drowning but activists and rights groups said as a result of use of live bullets on the Irreecha patrons. Following the Irreecha deaths, the government declared three-days of mourning for the deaths but a spike in attacks on government and private properties meant that something drastic had to be done. The government opted for a State of Emergency regime imposed for six-months. It was the first time in over two decades

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