Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Protesters Attack Aliko Dangote's Cement Factory

Aliko Dangote, Africa's richest man and Nigerian business tycoon cement factory has been attacked by protesters in
Ethiopia's Oromia region, the regional government has said in a statement.

The protests were in response to the deaths of at least 55 people in a stampede at a religious festival of the Oromo people on Sunday.

The protesters burnt trucks and machinery at the Dangote Cement Factory in Ada Berga, the state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate report

A pro-opposition Amharic-language website, ZeHabesha.com, also covered the story saying protesters allegedly freed prisoners after setting ablaze a police station in the Bule Hora area, FBC reports.

A court and government-owned vehicles were also torched, it adds.

Activists say the security forces opened fire at the festival, causing the stampede.

Source: BBC


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