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Hachalu Hundessa

Date of Birth: 1986
Place of Birth: Ambo, Ethiopia
Died: 29 June 2020


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An Oromo rebellion constrains Abiy

Surge in supportFollowing the June 2020 assassination of Hachalu Hundessa a much-loved Oromo singer support for the OLA surged as many blamed state agents for the killing...


Prisoners' release sparks war cries

They also demanded an independent investigation into the death of the Oromo singer Hachalu Hundessa in 2020 and for the immediate and unconditional release of other political prisoners as well as of 'those detained in ethnically targeted raids under the State of Emergency' (AC Vol 61 No 18 Regions take on the centre)...


War casts shadow over Abiy's election plan

After the killing of the popular Oromo singer Hachalu Hundessa in June 2020 Abiy used the chaos to arrest the region's leaders such as Jawar Mohammed Bekele Garba and Hamza Borena from the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC); and Gemechu Ayana Michael Boran and Dawud Ibsa under house arrest since April this year from the OLF...

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Regions take on the centre

State retaliationViolent protests in early July triggered by the unsolved murder of singer Hachalu Hundessa saw Oromo groups kill local minorities and burn their property and united Oromo people...

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Oromia cracks open again

This month the Prime Minister deployed security forces across Oromia to quell protests after the murder of Hachalu Hundessa a top Oromo musician on 29 May...


Prize fight

In one recent incident Oromo and their youth groups known as qeerroo reacted angrily to an online video showing Hachalu Hundessa a well-known Oromo musician being harassed by Amharic-speaking people resentful of the Oromo presence in the capital...

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