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The recklessness of opposition parties is a major challenge to Ethiopia’s smooth transition



BY INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES The 29 June homicide of well-liked Ethiopian singer Hachalu Hundessa from the Oromo ethnic group has reignited ethnic violence within the nation. Over 200 folks have died and companies and private property have been destroyed primarily resulting from mob assaults with largely ethnic overtones. The federal government has arrested a number of opposition leaders, accusing them of fuelling unrest. Political divisions have additionally escalated. These political and safety developments following Hundessa’s homicide have amplified current basic issues dealing with Ethiopia’s democratic transition. In a presentation in March, Institute for Safety Research (ISS) Senior Researcher Semir Yusuf highlighted three main challenges: the contradictory nature of the

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