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08 Mar 2019 | 09:49 AM UTC

Ethiopia: Protests in Oromia March 7; further likely

Ethiopia News Alert

Protests erupt throughout Oromia region to denounce housing project March 7; avoid all gatherings

TIMEFRAME expected from 3/8/2019, 12:00 AM until 3/10/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Addis_Ababa). COUNTRY/REGION Oromia

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Thousands of people protested throughout the Oromia region, notably in Jimma, Ambo, Awaday, Bale, and Adama on Thursday, March 7, to denounce a housing project near the capital Addis Ababa, which will lead to the expulsion of thousands of people. Further such protests are likely in the coming days and weeks. A heightened security presence and associated transportation disruptions are to be anticipated in the vicinity of any demonstration. 


Individuals present in the Oromia region are advised to monitor the situation, avoid any large gatherings and demonstrations due to the risk of violence, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities or their home government.


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