Tensions continue to rise in Ethiopia following the death the murder of a popular musician who was gunned down in Adis Ababa by unknown gunmen. Ethiopians have been protesting since his death and this has led to the death of 156 people including 11 state security agents. The Prime Minister has warned the citizens that no one is above the law as protests rage on.
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Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has warned the citizens that no one is greater than the country. He says he will strive to ensure that there is respect for rule of law. Tension continues in the country for the second week following violent protests that erupted last week after a prominent artiste from the Oromo ethnic group was killed. The country, which is under a state of emergency, is currently under heavy security and internet shutdown. Prime minister Abiy Ahmed took over power in 2018 and one of his biggest challenges has been opposition from a section of his own ethnic group, the Oromo.