Ethiopia stats agency incident: Two policemen killed, shooter arrested

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Tuesday 6th August 2019 10:18:14 in English News by Tafatiraha Guud
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    Ethiopia stats agency incident: Two policemen killed, shooter arrested

    An altercation between Ethiopian federal police officers has led to a shooting incident at the premises of the Central Statistics Agency.

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An altercation between Ethiopian federal police officers has led to a shooting incident at the premises of the Central Statistics Agency.


Aaron Maasho, a Reuters journalist covering Ethiopia and the African Union said the officers were guarding tablets expected to be deployed for census.

A journalist with the Ethiopian Reporter said the federal police had confirmed that two officers were killed in the incident. "The shooter is now under arrest,” Dawit Endeshaw said in a tweet.

Ethiopia’s parliament in June this year postponed a national census for a second time, citing security concerns.

Analysts, however, stressed that the move potentially undermined logistics for 2020 polls – the first election under Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

Ethiopia is due to hold a national vote some time next year, and the census – already postponed once from 2017 – is a crucial step towards demarcating constituencies.

But parliamentarians in both houses voted overwhelmingly to delay the census again by a year, due to an upsurge in ethnic conflicts.

Local level elections for the capital Addis Ababa and another chartered city Dire Dawa were postponed last week.





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