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Defusing Ethiopia’s Latest Perilous Crisis

The killing of a prominent Oromo musician has unleashed a wave of protests that have left dozens dead, highlighting anew the fragility of the country’s transition.

Authorities and opposition leaders should call for calm and engage in sustained dialogue to bridge the bitter divisions.

  • ICG

A wave of deadly violence ripped through Ethiopia’s capital and much of the country’s largest state, Oromia, after the 29 June assassination of a prominent Oromo musician brought thousands of protesters into the streets.

Dozens were killed by a combination of armed gangs rampaging through…

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