- Hospitals in Oromia region receive patients with bullet wounds
- State has suspended constitution amid persistent protests
By Nizar Manek, 5 March 2018
At least five people died from bullet wounds amid clashes with Ethiopian security forces in the restive Oromia region since a state of emergency was declared two weeks ago, doctors said.
The state is struggling to reassert its authority in the Oromia and Amhara regions, where sporadic anti-government protests over the past two years left hundreds of people dead. The government’s failure to stem the unrest culminated in Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn’s resignation last month.