Demonstrations break out in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, following the shooting death of protest singer Hachalu Hundessa.
An Ethiopian military crackdown on protests in Oromia Region leaves 81 protesters dead, while several prominent politicians, such as Jawar Mohammed, have been detained. The protests began following the death of Oromo musician Hachalu Hundessa.
Ethiopian officials report that a plot by a group of Somali nationals to attack Sunday's 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification match in Addis Ababa failed when their explosives detonated inside their home, killing two of the would-be suicide bombers.
The leaders of Sudan and South Sudan, Omar al-Bashir and Salva Kiir Mayardit, respectively, will meet in Addis Ababa to convene for talks regarding escalating tensions is response to Sudan's recent seizure of Abyei.