Were the killed 58 or 23? Govt, Amnesty In­ter­na­tional don’t agree on the num­ber

The East African - - NEWS -

ETHIOPIA: At least 58 peo­ple have been killed in the eth­nic violence in Ad­dis Ababa, ac­cord­ing to an Amnesty In­ter­na­tional re­searcher, cit­ing a fig­ure more than dou­ble the gov­ern­ment es­ti­mate of 23 dead.

Fis­seha Tekle, a Nairobi-based re­searcher with Amnesty In­ter­na­tional, said he had com­piled a sim­i­lar tally of 58 dead.

The violence be­gan last week in the run-up to Satur­day’s re­turn of the once-banned Oromo Lib­er­a­tion Front, a rebel group that re­turned to Ethiopia fol­low­ing po­lit­i­cal re­forms in­tro­duced by Prime Min­is­ter Abiy Ahmed.

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