Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Tension high in Ethiopia's Oromia region (Reuters)


May 18th, 2010 |
Forty policemen march two-by-two through a remote Ethiopian town drawing stares from local farmers for their incongruous high-tech stab vests, body armour and riot helmets.
"Look, they are trying to terrify us," says opposition politician Teshale Idosa, his eyes widening. "And it is working. They are terrifying. We are terrified."
The tension is palpable in the Horn of Africa nation's Oromia region ahead of national elections Sunday, with six people killed in just four weeks.  Read More

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