Ethiopian soldiers protesting over pay meet with PM

The soldiers had been on a mission in Burayu, a town in the Oromiya region that borders the capital Addis Ababa, for the past several weeks following violence along ethnic lines there last month.

“They raised issues related to their living conditions, low pay and a dismal benefits package and demanded to meet the prime minister,” commissioner of the Federal Police Commission, Zeynu Jemal, told The Associated Press.