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The Army Has Been Deployed in Ethiopia Amid Deadly Protests

Reports indicate that at least 67 protesters have been killed and dozens others injured in Addis Ababa and the Oromia region.

Last week, hundreds of Ethiopians in Addis Ababa and the Oromia region took to the streets to protest against Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. The protests were in response to prominent opposition activist and media owner Jawar Mohammed having announced that the government had removed the security guards assigned to him following his return from exile last year. Supporters of Mohammed showed up outside his house the following morning to show their support for him. However, they later clashed with supporters of the recent Nobel Peace Prize winner and security forces had to subsequently intervene. Army troops are reportedly now being deployed to the Oromia region to calm the unrest.

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Hundreds of Ethiopians are Protesting Against Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed

The protesters have taken to the streets and are burning copies of the recent Nobel Peace Prize winner's new book.

Almost two weeks ago, Ethiopia's Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work towards "achieving peace and international cooperation" which included ending the border conflict with neighboring country, Eritrea. However, hundreds of Ethiopians in the Oromia region of the country as well the capital of Addis Ababa, have now taken to the streets to protest against him. According to the BBC, the protests come after prominent opposition activist and media owner Jawar Mohammed announced that the government planned to remove the security guards that were designated to him following his return from exile in the United States last year.

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