Ethiopian singer Hachalu Hundessa murdered in Addis Ababa


Following the sudden assassination of Hachalu Hundessa, a protests have erupted in Ethiopia after the police announced the killing of Hachalu Hundessa, a popular musician and activist, who was shot dead in the capital, Addis Ababa.
Addis Ababa police commissioner, Geta Argaw reported that Hachalu who was an ethnic Oromo musician known for his protest songs was shot in the capital’s Gelan Condominium area on Monday.
Argaw said police had arrested several suspects, the state-affiliated Fana broadcaster reported.
On Tuesday morning, angry youthd in Addis Ababa lit fires, blocked roads and chanted slogans as protests also broke out in other parts of Ethiopia. Meanwhile, internet connectivity in the country of almost 110 million people appeared to be down, a common occurrence during political protests.
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed expressed his condolences, saying Ethiopia had “lost a precious life”.
In his address he said “I express my deep condolences for those of us who are in deep sorrow since the news of the death of the shining young Artist Hachalu Hundesa.
Abiy Ahmed furthered in his statement by encouraging everyone to express their condolences by keeping themselves safe and preventing further crime.
Ethiopians on social media, including the country’s ambassador to Washington, expressed their shock at the killing of the popular musician. Africa-News reports.


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