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Seven Killed in Ethiopia Amid Protests Over Capital’s Expansion

Seven people were killed during protests in a western Ethiopian town over the expansion of the capital, Addis Ababa, General-Secretary of the opposition Oromo Federalist Congress Bekele Nega said.

The police opened fire on April 29 in Ambo as demonstrators invaded the state-owned Construction and Business Bank after a security guard shot dead a male protester, Nega said today by phone. Communications Minister Redwan Hussein and State Minister of Communications Shimeles Kemal didn’t answer their phones today when called for comment.