Stand-off at Ethiopian activist’s home amid tensions with PM – Reuters witness

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Hundreds of supporters of an Ethiopian ethnic activist and media entrepreneur gathered outside his house on Wednesday, a day after it was surrounded by security forces following a warning by the prime minister against media owners “fomenting unrest”. At least 400 young men joined the protest at the property in the capital Addis Ababa, a Reuters witness said, chanting their support for activist Jawar Mohammed and against Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, the winner of this year’s Nobel peace prize. Jawar, who holds a U.S. passport, is the founder of the independent…

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