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2019 in Ethiopia


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Events of 2019 in Ethiopia.


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  • 29 July – Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed leads a reforestation effort that planted 350 million trees in one day, believed to be a world record.[4]


  • 5 October – The first ever Irreechaa was celebrated in Addis Ababa's Meskel Square with hundreds of thousands Oromos attended.[5]
  • 11 October – The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for "his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea".[6]
  • 23– 28 October – Clashes erupted in Oromia Region and its vicinity after Oromo political activist Jawar Mohammed posting a Facebook page that claimed he was surrounded by police officers at his home. An ensuing violence between his supporting protestors and the federal security forces left 86 people died. 76 were killed in communal violence while 10 were from security officers.[7][8]





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  1. ^ "Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737". BBC News. 10 March 2019. Archived from the original on 10 March 2019. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  2. ^ Borago, Teshome M. (2018-12-10). "What is the point in Amhara nationalism?". Ethiopia Insight. Retrieved 2024-01-11.
  3. ^ "i24NEWS". Retrieved 2024-01-11.
  4. ^ "Ethiopia 'breaks' tree-planting record to tackle climate change". BBC News. July 29, 2019. Archived from the original on 15 September 2021. Retrieved July 31, 2019.
  5. ^ Account (2019-10-05). "Ethnic Oromo Irreecha religious festival celebrated in Addis Ababa". Borkena Ethiopian News. Retrieved 2024-01-11.
  6. ^ "The Nobel Peace Prize 2019". Retrieved 2024-01-11.
  7. ^ "Ethiopian PM Abiy defends response to ethnic clashes". AFP News. 3 November 2019. Archived from the original on Mar 13, 2020.
  8. ^ Human Rights Watch (2020-01-07), "Ethiopia: Events of 2019", Facebook, retrieved 2024-01-11
  9. ^ Account (2019-11-16). "Ethiopia's ruling coalition EPRDF approved merger, now a united national party". Borkena Ethiopian News. Retrieved 2024-01-11.
  10. ^ "Ethiopia's ruling coalition endorses political merger". Retrieved 2024-01-11.
  11. ^ "Analysis | Ethiopia's prime minister wants to change the ruling coalition. Who's getting left out?". Washington Post. 2019-12-23. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2024-01-11.
  12. ^ Account (2019-12-01). "Ethiopia's Prosperity Party officially formed in the capital Addis Ababa". Borkena Ethiopian News. Retrieved 2024-01-11.
  13. ^ "Ethiopia launches its first satellite with help of China". Al Jazeera. Retrieved 2024-01-11.
  14. ^ Pius Adesanmi dies in Ethiopian Airlines plane crash
  15. ^ Christine Alalo gave Police a human face
  16. ^ Barresi, Mario (10 March 2019). "Schianto Boeing Etiopia, assessore Tusa a bordo. Dal Kenya: "Nessun sopravvissuto"" [Boeing Ethiopia crash, councilor Tusa on board. From Kenya: "No survivors"]. La Sicilia (in Italian). Archived from the original on 2 October 2020.
  17. ^ "Ethiopia's Amhara state chief killed amid regional coup attempt". Al Jazeera. 23 June 2019. Archived from the original on 16 September 2021.
  18. ^ John, Tara; Dean, Sarah (23 June 2019). "Failed coup sees Ethiopia army chief shot dead by bodyguard". CNN. Archived from the original on 26 November 2020.
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