NEWS: Ethiopia Detains Over 1000, Bans Social, Broadcast Media & Others Following State of Emergency

The Government of Ethiopia declared a six months state of emergency and has detained over 1600 persons while restricting the use of social media and broadcast media.


BBC reported that activists in the country’s Oromia region have been holding demonstrations since last November, and protesters from the Amhara region have also joined in.

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It was confirmed that the deaths of at least 55 people at an Oromo religious festival on 2 October triggered fresh unrest, including the targeting of some foreign-owned businesses.

It was gathered that over 500 persons has died following the massive protest.

The protest is said to have been triggered by an accumulation of years of frustration from ethnic groups who say they have been marginalised by the government.

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The marginalised stated that they have been excluded from the country’s political process and the economic development which has seen the capital, Addis Ababa, transformed in recent years.

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It was gathered that the government has also banned Curfews, Guns, Gestures, Protest and Long distance travel for Diplomats.


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