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Ethiopia: Several killed in renewed clashes between Qimant and Amhara

ESAT News (February 7, 2019) Several people lost their lives and houses turned into ashes in renewed clashes between the Qimant and Amhara communities in Gondar, northern Ethiopia. Peace and security head for the Amhara region, General Asamnew Tsege told ESAT that the violence had also resulted in the displacement of thousands of people. He blamed the Tigray People’s Liberation ...

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    Local forces kill at least ten in Tepi as communal violence continues

    ESAT News (February 1, 2019) Reports reaching ESAT say at least 10 people were killed by local special forces in Tepi, southern Ethiopia as ethnic tensions turned deadly in the last few days. Two people were seriously injured. The national army has been dispatched to Tepi to stop clashes between the Sheka and residents of Tepi, who are mix of ...

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      Ethiopia: Five killed in Tepi in communal clashes

      ESAT News (January 31, 2019) Clashes between residents of Tepi and the Sheka ethnic groups in southern Ethiopia resulted the loss of five lives. Residents of Tepi town, who said they have been attacked by the Sheka, blocked roads with burning tyres and rocks, triggering further clashes with security forces. Residents who spoke to ESAT from Tepi called on federal ...

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        Somalia handovers two Ethiopian soldiers kidnapped last week

        by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (December 31, 2018) Two Ethiopian soldiers kidnapped last week by Somali army have been handed over back to Ethiopia, according to an officials with the Somali regional government in Ethiopia. Last week, an armed group from Somalia had crossed into Ethiopia and killed at least 30 people, according to a highly placed source in the ...

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          Ethiopia: University closes for a week following student clashes

          by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (December 31, 2018) The Ministry of Science and Higher Education says it has decided to shut down the Bule Hora University in southern Ethiopia for a week in a bid to give students respite after prolonged clashes hampered the teaching and learning process. The Amhara students of the University say they have been targeted by ...

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            Ethiopia: Eight more killed as Afar-Issa clash continues

            by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (December 27, 2018) Eight people were killed in violence between the Afar and Issa communities bringing the total casualties to at least 30 in the last four days of fighting. Information reaching ESAT show clashes have been reported today in towns along the Addis Ababa – Djibouti road. Seven people were killed in Gedamaytu while ...

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              Ethiopia: About 600,000 people displaced, 21 killed in Moyale

              by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (December 17, 2018) About 600,000 people have been displaced in Moyale in the past eight months while at least 21 people were killed in renewed clashes over the weekend between the Somali Gare and Borena Oromo communities in Moyale, Southern Ethiopia. At least one hundred people have also been injured in the fight while residents ...

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                Ethiopia: Twelve killed in ethnic clashes in Moyale

                by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (November 14, 2018) Twelve people were killed in the past three days of renewed ethnic conflict in Moyale, Southern Ethiopia, as seventeen others were wounded. Legal and human rights advisor to the President of the Somali region, Jamal Diriye said the new round of clashes between the Somali and armed Oromo groups is feared to ...

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                  Ethiopia: Several killed in clashes between OLF and govt forces

                  by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (October 29, 2018) Ethiopian government forces clashed with combatants of the separatist Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) in Borena, Southern Ethiopia on Friday. According to ESAT sources, at least five government forces were killed in the fight while about 30 OLF soldiers were injured. It was not immediately clear how many, if any, combatants were killed ...

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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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