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Police apprehends more than 40 firearms destined to Addis Ababa

Police have apprehended more than 40 Kalashnikov firearms at Sululta check point in Oromia, north of Addis Ababa, while they were being transported to the capital on September 20, 2018.

Although the truck driver that was carrying the illegal firearms tried to escape, the Oromia Police blocked his vehicles and put him under arrest.

Teddy Afro gives a million birr in aid for Burayu incident victims

The renowned artist Tewodros Kassahun aka Teddy Afro has given one million birr in support of the victims of the attack in Oromia Special Zone Burayu and surrounding areas, today September 20, 2018.

Condemning the sorrowful mishap in the area, Teddy Afro wished for their souls to rest in peace for the deceased and extended his condolence for the bereaved.

He said that, “we have to work hard for love and brotherhood.”

Five die, bombs apprehended in Addis Ababa’s demonstration

Five people have died due to a clash with the police today, September 17, 2018 amidst a massive demonstration in Addis Ababa where residents of the city took to the streets to protest what was said to be an ethnically charged attack on civilians over the weekend.

Addis Ababa demonstrates against recent violence

Following the brutal violence that commences at the end of the week and over weekend in Burayu and the surrounding areas of Addis Ababa claiming the lives of unknown number of individuals, injured hundreds and displaced thousands, the residents of Addis Ababa are demonstrating at Meskel Square today September 17, 2018.

Addis on the edge

Although a rarity in Addis Ababa, clashes between the youth of the city and their counterparts from the surrounding towns of Oromia Special Zone erupted ahead of the return of leaders of the formerly outlawed political organization, the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), leading to an unknown number of youth injured in a three-day confrontation. The reason for the hostility revolves around the flag and colors of OLF.

Ethiopia registers highest global IDPs for 2018

Surpassing countries with a longstanding civil strife such as Syria, Yemen and, the Democratic Republic of the Congo; Ethiopia’s latest figures on internally displaced people for the first half of 2018 has reached new heights.

Central Addis rocked by conflict

Central Addis Ababa area known widely as Piazza has been rocked by violent conflicts between the youth who came from towns of the Oromia Special Zone surrounding the capital and the Addis Ababa youth.

Police briefly arrests Chinese national involved in work place brawl  

A Chinese citizen was briefly taken into custody by the Addis Ababa Police after getting into a confrontation at the newly built headquarters of the Oromia Broadcasting Network (OBN), last Friday. The confrontation happened between a laborer and the project manager Wu Zuru, an employee of the Chinese State Engineering Corporation Ltd (CSCEC), whom the later knocked out unconscious and left him at the mercy of his colleagues.