Security crisis in Ethiopia’s Oromia region shuts down businesses

Some businesses in Ethiopia’s increasingly restive Oromia region are feeling the heat of the renewed anti-government protests.

Local media portal, The Reporter Ethiopia, disclosed that a newly built cement manufacturer, Habesha Cement SC, had been forced to shut down after their premises was inundated by protesting youth.

In a related development, five trucks belonging to the Dangote group have also been torched by protesters. Three were burnt last week in the town of Gebreguracha whiles the other two were set ablaze earlier this week in the town of Ambo, where government forces killed 10 protesters. The CEO of the Habesha Cement SE, Mesfin Abi, later confirmed to the portal that they shut down operation on Tuesday due to the security situation. […] CONTINUE READING

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