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Govt blames deadly violence on “saboteurs of change” as mob kills several people in Southern Ethiopia

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (June 15, 2018) The towns of Awassa (Hawassa) and Sodo in Southern Ethiopia have seen deadly mob attacks against innocent residents as federal and regional security forces in the area refuse to intervene to stop the bloodshed. Although exact figures are not known, several people were believed to have been killed today by an unidentified ...

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Ethiopia: Over 200 killed in ethnic violence Southern Ethiopia

ESAT News (June 14, 2018) Over 200 people were killed in ethnic violence in Guji Zone in Southern Ethiopia over the past ten days while over 300,000 have been displaced. The violence between the Guji and Gedeo groups that began in April has also resulted in the destruction of schools, churches and private properties. The Association of Gedeo Community in ...

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Ethiopia: Several injured in ethnic attack in Awassa, Wokitie

ESAT News (June 13, 2018) Several people were reportedly injured in ethnic attacks in Awassa, Southern Ethiopia and Wolkitie, a town sitting 93 miles southwest of Addis Ababa. Information reaching ESAT show several people were injured when a cultural festivity turned violent in Awassa, 175 miles South of the Addis Ababa, and considered a regional capital in Southern Ethiopia. Sources ...

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