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Ethiopia's government shut down the entire country's internet and 80 people have been killed in protests following the assassination of a popular musician

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

On Monday night Haacaaluu Hundeessaa, an Ethiopian singer and activist, was shot dead.
The killing sparked protests, and since Monday more than 80 people have died.
On Tuesday the Ethiopian government imposed a blanket internet shutdown, cutting off connectivity for the country's population of 102 million people.
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Ethiopia's population of 102 million is undergoing a government-sanctioned internet blackout after a popular musician was assassinated on Monday night.
Haacaaluu Hundeessaa, a popular singer and activist, was shot dead on Monday...
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'It's eating me up inside': killing of Ethiopian musician sparks deadly protests

'It's eating me up inside': killing of Ethiopian musician sparks deadly protests

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Troops were deployed in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, ahead of the funeral of the popular musician Haacaaluu Hundeessaa, who was shot dead in a targeted killing earlier this week.
His death sparked protests that have spread from Addis Ababa to the surrounding Oromiya region and claimed more than 80 lives. The singer's killing tapped into grievances fuelled by decades of government repression and what the Oromo, Ethiopia's biggest ethnic group, describe as their historic exclusion from political power
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