‘Several’ killed in Ethiopia unrest after singer shot dead

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA (AP) — Ethiopia’s Prime Minister said “several people” have been killed in unrest that followed the killing of a popular singer this week.

Angry protests were reported on Tuesday in the capital, Addis Ababa, after Hachalu Hundessa was shot dead on Monday. He had been a prominent voice in anti-government protests that led to a change in leadership in 2018, with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed taking office.

The killing was a “tragedy”, Abiy said on Tuesday, vowing that the perpetrators would be brought to justice and declaring that “our enemies will not succeed”.

Three bombs exploded in the capital on Tuesday, police said. It was not clear whether anyone was killed.

Internet service has been cut again in Ethiopia, where tensions continue after the government delayed this year’s national election, citing the coronavirus pandemic.