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Several killed and thousands displaced in Western Ethiopia

  ESAT News (October 1, 2018) At least 20 people have been killed and about 50,000 displaced over the weekend in areas bordering the Oromo and Benishangul Gumuz regions. The weekend violence followed the killing of four officials from Benishangul region in an ambush in the Oromo region on Wednesday. The officials were returning home from a joint security meeting ...

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Ethiopia: Police commissioners, officials given pink slips for failing to stop communal violence in Asosa

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (July 3, 2018) The Benishangul Gumuz regional administration has fired four security heads and 54 other officials for failing to stop a communal violence last week that has claimed the lives of 14 and inflicted injuries to over 70 people. The regional police commissioner, Abdela Shehid; chief of the regional security, Dinsa Beyene; regional police ...

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At least seven killed in unrest in Asosa, Western Ethiopia

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (June 27, 2018) At least seven people were killed yesterday in ethnic violence in Asosa, Benishangul Gumuz region in Western Ethiopia, while several people were injured, some critically. A hospital source speaking on the phone from Asosa told ESAT that he saw seven bodies. He said most have died from an apparent gunshot wounds and ...

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