Ethiopia Receives Expressions of Support After Bomb Attack

Ethiopia continues receiving today sympathies from African countries and other parts of the world after a bomb attack shock this capital Saturday during a rally in support of policies implemented by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

In turn, the government reaffirmed that it will not cease searching for peace and reconciliation and carrying out projects to achieve sustainable development.

Nor will we accept the propagation of cowardly actions such as this one witnessed on Saturday; we will do everything possible to find motives behind the incident and give the guilty ones due sentences, according to a statement from the Office of Communication Affairs. Some 30 people have been arrested under suspicion of being involved in the attack.

Several authorities and institutions, including the African Union and the United Nations, spoke out against the unfortunate event, which killed two people so far, although more than 160 people were injured, 10 of them are still in critical condition.

Among the most recent messages include that of Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, and President of Somalia, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed.

Ahmed, 41, had just finished a speech at the Meskel Square, located in central Addis Ababa, in front of almost three million fans when the explosion broke out.

The governor, who took office in April, described the incident as a 'well-orchestrated attack' but failed.