Ethiopia: this was a massacre

The Sub-Saharan Africa Roundtable declares, “This was a massacre,”: “Ethiopia struck me as a story of crucial importance. Parliamentary elections had just been held on May 15, and the opposition Coalition for Unity and Democracy charged fraud upon the announcement of the results. Anti-government demonstrations transformed into riots, which Ethiopian security forces used live fire to quash.”


  • Andre R Boulanger

    This is very unfortunate. Sad, really.
    What is more unfortunate is the fact that western developed nations don’t currently realize the importance of Ethiopia for the future peace and prosperity of Africa.

  • This is the only piece of video out of Ethiopia I have found yet that shows the scale and nature of the protests:

    If anyone knows of any video elsewhere, please let us know.

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