Ethiopia’s Oromia region at standstill as 3-day social shutdown kicks off

Several towns across Ethiopia’s Oromia region religiously observed the start of a social shutdown. According to reports the boycott call was called by the youth (Qeerroo) in the region. The streets of most towns are deserted as people have largely remained indoors. Shop owners have also kept their businesses closed across board. The youth are calling for the unconditional release of all political prisonsers held by the government. The protest according to the state – owned EBC has crippled transport and business activities in the state which has since 2015 and through the better part of 2016 being the epicenter of anti-government protests. [...] CONTINUE READING

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