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

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.



  1. Hachalu’s living testament indicated he should have been buried in Addis Ababa. If Hachalu wanted to be buried in Addis Ababa , he should not have been prevented.

    From now on all Oromo who devoted our lives best for equality are going to be burried in Addis Ababa, we all are going to carry our living testaments in our pockets at all times signed , dated and declared by witnesses stating we wish to be burried in Addis Ababa.


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