Daily Archives: July 3, 2020

Komet Announces Closing of Previously Announced Transaction Regarding the Sale of the Dabia Sud Property in Mali

MONTREAL, July 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Further to its news release dated May 15, 2020 announcing the entering into of a binding letter of intent, Komet Resources Inc. (“Komet” or the “Company”; TSX-V: KMT) is pleased to announce that it has

Komet annonce la clôture de la transaction précédemment annoncée concernant la vente de la propriété de Dabia Sud, au Mali

MONTRÉAL, 03 juill. 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Suite à son communiqué de presse du 15 mai 2020 annonçant la conclusion d’une lettre d’intention contraignante, Ressources Komet Inc. (« Komet » ou la « Société »; TSX-V: KMT) est heureuse d’annoncer qu’elle a conclu, le

Ethiopian protests, Greek pushbacks, and a Myanmar mystery: The Cheat Sheet

Turning up the volume on Ethiopian protests More than 90 people have died in protests in Ethiopia over the killing on Monday of iconic Oromo singer, Hachalu Hundessa. Seen as the voice of his generation, Hundessa’s songs captured the struggles of the historically marginalised Oromo people.

Press briefing note on Ethiopia, 3 July 2020

We are deeply concerned at violent events in Ethiopia this week where a prominent singer and activist from Oromia Region, Hachalu Hundessa, was shot and killed in the capital, Addis Ababa on Monday. The killing of Hundessa sparked protests across

Food security of people at risk in Ethiopia due to WFP funding crises

ADDIS ABABA – A funding shortfall of US$158 million this year is threatening millions of people in Ethiopia who depend on food and nutrition assistance for their very survival. The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warned today that 700,000

ADDIS ABABA, The funeral has been held for Ethiopian singer Hachalu Hundessa as unrest over his death has spread from the Oromia region where he was seen as a hero. Troops have been deployed in the capital, Addis Ababa, where armed gangs were roaming to target ethnic Oromos. At least 81 people have been killed in protests in Oromia since Hachalu was shot dead on Monday night. The motive for his killing remains unclear, but the 34-year-old had said he had received death threats. His songs focused on the rights of the country’s Oromo people, the country’s largest ethnic group, and became anthems in a wave of protests that led to the downfall of the previous prime minister in 2018. In Addis Ababa, eight people were killed in violence that included multiple bomb blasts. Ethnic and religious tensions have intensified in the aftermath of the killing. “Hachalu is not dead. He will remain in my heart and the hearts of millions of Oromo people forever,” his widow Santu Demisew Diro said at the funeral. The ceremony took place at a stadium in Hachalu’s home town of Ambo, west of the capital, and was broadcast live on Oromo Broadcasting Network television. “I request a monument erected in his memory in Addis where his blood was spilt,” Santu said. The stadium was not full as many residents in Ambo stayed at home amidst heavy security after days of violence. There are reports that mourners had tried to delay the funeral until the release of influential Oromo politician Jawar Mohammed. Dozens of people have been detained, including Jawar, who was arrested after protesters tried to block Hachalu’s body from leaving the capital on Tuesday. On Thursday, the media mogul, who has led calls for more rights for the Oromo who feel they been politically marginalised by previous governments, appeared in court in Addis Ababa. His case was adjourned for two weeks. He supported reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, himself an Oromo, when he came to power in April 2018 but has since become an ardent critic. More arrests have been made in the capital, including that of prominent journalist and activist Eskinder Nega. Source: NAM News Network

The killing of a prominent Oromo musician has unleashed a wave of protests that have left dozens dead, highlighting anew the fragility of the country’s transition. Authorities and opposition leaders should call for calm and engage in sustained dialogue to

Ethiopia: Murdered popular political singer Hachalu Hundessa buried amid ethnic unrest

ADDIS ABABA, The funeral has been held for Ethiopian singer Hachalu Hundessa as unrest over his death has spread from the Oromia region where he was seen as a hero. Troops have been deployed in the capital, Addis Ababa, where

Ethiopia unrest: Statue of former leader Haile Selassie destroyed in London park

LONDON, A statue of former Ethiopian leader Haile Selassie has been destroyed in a park in Wimbledon, south-west London. Police are investigating the incident, which took place in Cannizaro Park on Tuesday evening. The damage to the bust was carried