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Ethiopia’s pop star Teddy Afro donated 1 million birr to Burayu massacre victims

September 20,2018

Teddy Afro, Ethiopia’s most celebrated pop star, donated 1 million Ethiopian birr to victims of Burayu massacre today. He has also visited the victims including those who are displaced.

“What we have done is nothing compared to the magnitude of the crisis. We did it just to do what we can on our part,” Teddy Afro told Walta journalists.

He added “what has happened is absolutely inhuman. It is something that has drifted away from Ethiopian value and from the moral code of humanity. It is saddening.”

Teddy Afro planned earlier a concert at Millenium Hall in the capital Addis Ababa but he cancelled the concert following barbaric massacre in Burayu that has shocked Ethiopians in the country or abroad.

Amnesty International report says that 58 civilians were killed over the weekend in Burayu. Oromo regional state police authorities put the figure under 25. More than 12,000 Ethiopians are displaced.

The massacre happened in the outskirts of Addis Ababa in the Oromo regional state. Some members of the region’s police force were involved in the savage attack. Oromo regional state Communication Affairs Head, Dr. Negeri Lencho, reportedly said today that police officers who were involved in the attack in one way or another are arrested.

In a similar development, Global Alliance for the Rights of Ethiopians, a not-for profit organization based in the United States whose director is Tamagne Beyene (he was tearful when he visited the victims in Addis Ababa), launched a fundraising campaign on GoFundMe to help the victims of attack. The campaign raised well over $325,000 in less than three days. The campaign aims to raise $400,000.

Video credit : Walta Information
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  1. Where was he when about 2 million Ethiopians were displaced in different parts of the country. It seems his intention is to do politics for Ginbot 7 against its rival OLF. It does not seem humanitarian move.


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