No security incident reported so far in connection with the strikeborkenaA stay-at-home strike has been going on in the Gurage zone for more than two days. What is known about the strike so far is that a flyer was distributed in Wolkite, the seat of the Gurage zone administration, and Hawarya town. Although the demand for Gurage statehood was older than those who already attained ethnic-based federal statehood status, the recent strike in Guraghe seems to have been triggered by the latest developments regarding statehood in the region. She says the Gurage zone was the first zone in the region to demand statehood even during the Tigray People’s Liberation Front-dominated Federal Government. Those grievances are the cause for the ongoing strike in the Gurage zone.
Source: Ethiopian News August 11, 2022 02:22 UTC