What's Happening In Ethiopia?

Protests in Minneapolis, Minnesota Following the murder of activists and national icon, Hachalu Hundessa on June 29th, protests and ensuing violence have erupted across Ethiopia. As is the case with most protests, Hundessa’s death was hardly the extent of protestors' displeasure, it was merely a catalyst for a decades-long disagreement. In 2014, members of Ethiopia’s Oromo population, the country’s largest ethnic group, protested government plans to expand the capital Addis Ababa into parts of the Oromo homeland. Student protests erupted following the release of a proposal to expand Addis Ababa’s municipal boundary to include over 15 communities in Oromia, coupled with concerns over displace

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