Dozens dead in Ethiopia protests

At least 50 people have been killed in Ethiopia's Oromiya region during protests following the killing of a popular singer, a regional spokesman says.

The dead included protesters and members of the security forces, said spokesman Getachew Balcha, adding that some businesses had also been set on fire.

"We were not prepared for this," he told Reuters.

The singer's funeral will be held on Thursday in his hometown of Ambo.