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11 Oct 2018 | 09:38 AM UTC

Ethiopia: Soldiers protest in Addis Ababa October 10

Ethiopia News Alert

Internet blocked as soldiers protest in Addis Ababa to demand better salaries October 10

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/11/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/13/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Addis_Ababa). COUNTRY/REGION Addis Ababa

Event

Hundreds of soldiers protested in the capital Addis Ababa on Wednesday, October 10, to demand a salary raise and a reform of military operations. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has promised that their demands will be met; however, further protests are possible in the coming days if this does not come to pass in a timely fashion. Furthermore, the internet was blocked for nearly three hours during the protest to prevent the circulation of "fake news."  

Advice

Individuals present in Ethiopia are advised to monitor the situation and avoid all protests as violence may flare up without warning.

 

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