Attorney General Adanech Abiebie said that there are now two suspects – Tilahun Yami and Abdi Alemayehu – under custody for the killing of Hachalu Hundessa. However, she added, there are more suspects that have yet to be apprehended.
The remains of celebrated artist and political activist Hachalu Hundessa was laid to rest on Thursday, July 2, 2020 in his birth place Ambo, Eyesus Gedam Church, some 120 kilometers west of Addis Ababa. The 36-year-old was gunned down on Monday evening in the vicinity of Gelan condominium, located in Akakai Kality Sub City, in Addis Ababa, and was taken to Tirunesh Beijing Hospital, where doctors tried to save his life but failed.
In one of the most polarizing events in the country’s politics, three media outlets have been implicated in fueling the conflicts that followed the killing of the renowned Oromo musician and political activist, Hachalu Hundessa. The government said that it has been monitoring these media outlets for long.
Law enforcement taskforces established in Addis Ababa and regional states have stepped up in taking legal measures against businesses, who are allegedly engaged in raising prices as well as hording consumer goods and medical product supplies, following the first reported coronavirus cases.
Tulu Moye Geothermal Operations (TMGO), a USD 800 million project, has started its drilling in Tulu Moye, located in Arsi Zone of Oromia Region. This is to be a long term project, due to be completed by 2025 and generate 150 MW, which will be added to the Ethiopian Electricity Grid base-load needs.
A new report from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center, released this week, has found out that pastoralist communities in Somali region, affected by drought which occurred from 2015–2017, are still living in camps.
Informal associations across the country, which were formed to fight against oppressive regimes in times of difficulty to operate as formal institutions, are now playing roles in place of the government, Nigussu said. This is because of the government’s failure to exploit their potential as a tool to bring about peace and stability and the lack of job creation.