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Ethiopia's political protests are escalating with a fire at a major prison - Quartz

Tensions in Ethiopia escalated over the weekend when 23 people were killed after a fire erupted at the Qilinto prison in the outskirts of the capital, Addis Ababa. The jail reportedly holds high political prisoners, some of them from the Oromo ...and more »

Ethiopia fire kills 23 at prison 'holding Oromo protesters' - BBC News

At least 23 inmates have died after a fire at an Ethiopian prison where anti-government protesters are reportedly being held, the government has said. A government statement says 21 died of suffocation after a stampede while two others were killed as ...and more »

Ethiopia: Fire at Addis Ababa prison 'leaves 23 dead' - Aljazeera.com

State-controlled broadcaster says 23 people killed in blaze at Adis Ababa jail housing opposition figures. 6 Sept 2016. At least 23 people died when a fire broke out at a prison housing high-profile politicians in the Ethiopian capital, state ...and more »

​Political, financial interests silence global condemnation of Ethiopian injustices - Mail & Guardian Africa

Detentions, torture, deaths and silencing civil society, politicians and the media – the government's biggest threat is itself. Ethiopians wearing traditional Oromo costume ride to the prime minister's palace in Addis Ababa to pay their respects to ...and more »

Ethiopia: Fire at Dissident Prison in Addis Ababa Kills 23 - Newsweek

Ethiopia Protests Fires Members of the Oromo, Ogaden and Amhara community in South Africa demonstrate against the ongoing crackdown in the restive Oromo and Amhara region of Ethiopia, Johannesburg, August 18. Gulshan Khan/AFP/Getty Images). Share ...and more »

Oromo: EU Commission Insists No ETF Money Goes to The Ethiopian Government - UNPO

Amidst the current human rights crisis in Ethiopia, which sees migrants attempting to leave the country in large numbers, the European Commission asserts that no money from its Emergency Trust Fund for Africa will go to either the Ethiopian government ...and more »

Ethiopia: Qilinto Fire - Eyewitness - "They Were Indiscriminately Shooting At Prisoners" - AllAfrica.com

In a disturbing e-mail message received by Addis Standard, an eyewitness who said he was on guard the morning of Saturday Sep 3, says that armed prison guards were indiscriminately shooting at prisoners" most of whom were running "frantically to ...and more »

Ethiopia: 23 Die in Disputed Circumstances at Addis Ababa Prison - Democracy Now!

In Ethiopia, at least 23 people have died under disputed circumstances at a prison in the capital Addis Ababa where many Oromo protesters are incarcerated. The Ethiopian government says the prisoners died of suffocation after a fire broke out ...and more »

Fire kills 23 at Ethiopian prison thought to hold arrested protesters - UPI.com

Government officials are investigating what they say was a fire intentionally set to assist in an escape from the Qilinto prison. By Stephen Feller | Updated Sept. 6, 2016 at 5:52 AM. Comments 0 Comments. share with facebook. share with twitter ...and more »

Ethiopia government confirms death of 23 inmates in prison inferno - africanews

The Ethiopian government has confirmed the death of 23 inmates in an inferno that ravaged the Kilinto prisons over the weekend. ADVERTISING. inRead invented by Teads. The Government Communication Affairs Office (GCAO) confirmed the casualty figures to ...and more »