Ethiopian soldiers protesting over pay met with the prime minister on Wednesday after their appearance in the capital caused security concerns, with internet services cut off for hours. "They raised issues related to their living conditions, low pay and a dismal benefits package and demanded to meet the prime minister," commissioner of the Federal Police Commission, Zeynu Jemal, told The Associated Press. "(Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed) told them the way they presented their grievances was not correct but anyway heard their issues. Chief of staff Fitsum Arega, tweeting photos of the meeting, said the prime minister promised to "meet properly in the near future to positively consider their demands." Some of the dozens of soldiers in uniforms and red berets standing outside Abiy's office refused to comment.
Source: Ethiopian News October 11, 2018 14:50 UTC