2016 in Ethiopia

2016
in
Ethiopia

Decades:
  • 1990s
  • 2000s
  • 2010s
  • 2020s
See also: Other events of 2016
Timeline of Ethiopian history

The following lists events that happened during 2016 in Ethiopia.

Incumbents

Events

April

June

  • June 13 - Ethiopia and Eritrea argue over who caused a recent border clash between the two nations.[3]

August

  • August 5 - Student protests erupt in Addis Ababa and quickly spread across the country.
  • August 8 - Over 50 protesters are killed by security forces over the past few days. Internet and journalist access is also restricted by the government.[4]

September

  • September 5 - 23 prisoners are killed in a fire and stampede at the Kaliti Prison near the capital of Addis Ababa during an attempted prison break.[5]

October

  • October 2 - Police allegedly attack Oromo protesters at a religious festival in Bishoftu, causing a stampede that killed 52 people.[6]
  • October 5 - The railway line with Djibouti opens.[7] However, an American women is killed during protests.[8]
  • October 9 - A state of emergency is declared following months of protests against the government.[9]
  • October 10 - Ethiopia blames Egypt and Eritrea for the recent unrest in the country.[10]
  • October 20 - A government minister reveals that over 1600 people have been detained following the state of emergency.[11]

November

  • November 24 - 20 aircraft pilots are detained in Ethiopia's Gambela region after "illegally" arriving from Sudan.[12]

December

  • December 1 - After arriving back from a trip to Europe, Merera Gudina, an opposition leader, is detained for allegedly violating the state of emergency.[13]

References

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