2 Jul 2020

Funeral held for Ethiopian singer Hachalu Hundessa as more than 80 die in unrest sparked by his death

Africa Correspondent

The funeral has been held for the popular Ethiopian singer Hachalu Hundessa – who was shot dead earlier this week in the capital Addis Ababa. More than 80 people have now died in unrest sparked by his death, with dozens of opposition supporters under arrest, the army deployed on the streets and the internet cut off. Hundessa had been a prominent supporter of the rights of the Oromo people – Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group.