Can Ethiopia bridge its ethnic divide?


Ethiopia has suffered days of unrest because the killing of a distinguished musician and activist.

More than 90 folks had been killed in protests following the loss of life of the ethnic Oromo singer Hachalu Hundessa.

The 34-year-old was shot lifeless in Addis Ababa on Monday evening. Large crowds gathered for his funeral in his hometown of Ambo on Thursday.

Hachalu’s songs concentrate on the rights of the Oromo folks. They turned anthems within the wave of anti-government protests between 2015 and 2018.

On Friday, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed held an emergency assembly over Hachalu’s killing. He says the assailants need to set off civil unrest and de-rail Ethiopia’s democratic reforms.

So, how will Ethiopia face this disaster?

Presenter: Sami Zeidan


Laetitia Bader – horn of Africa director at Human Rights Watch

Awol Allo – senior regulation lecturer at Keele University within the UK

David Shinn – former US ambassador to Ethiopia 

Source: Al Jazeera