Pope prays for Ethiopia as death toll from protest rises to 86

Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has urged citizens to resist forces threatening the country's progress, adding that the death toll from last month's protests had risen to 86.

“We have to stop those forces who are trying pull us two steps back while we are going one step forward,” Abiy told a news conference with local news organisations broadcast by state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting.

Supporters of activist Jawar Mohammed took to the streets on Oct. 23 and 24 to protest after he said poli…

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