Ethiopia’s Desalegn admits to the death of over 500 Oromo protesto rs but still warns of a forceful response to “extremists” — Quartz

After almost a year of anti-government protests, Ethiopia on Tuesday (Oct. 11) admitted that the death toll from police crackdowns and deadly stampedes could exceed more than 500 people. The admission came a few days after the government declared a country-wide six-month state of emergency, and blamed external forces for trying to break up the nation of over 100 million people. (Read More)