Tag Archives: ethnic tension

21 September 20

Ethiopia: 24 opposition figures charged with terrorism

Authorities in Ethiopia have charged 24 opposition figures with terrorism offences in connection with a wave of ethnic unrest that came after the killing of popular Oromo singer and activist, Hachalu Hundessa.

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23 December 19

Ethiopia: 5 arrested over attack on mosques in Amhara

Authorities in Ethiopia have arrested five people suspected of burning down four mosques in the country’s Amhara region.

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01 September 19

Ethiopia set 13 November date for Sidama referendum

The government o Ethiopia has announced it will hold a referendum on 13 November for the Sidama ethnic group to vote on creating a 10th autonomous region.

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18 July 19

Ethiopia plans 10th state referendum to ease autonomy demands

Ethiopia’s National Election Board has announced plans to hold a referendum on creating a 10th regional state for the Sidama ethnic group after activists promised to declare a new region for themselves on Thursday.

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02 July 19

Burundi President renames historical landmarks

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza has renamed a number of national and historic landmarks in a move he says should “remind Burundians of their history.”

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