Tag Archives: Gedeo

Ethiopia: Amharas displaced in Amaro district call for help

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 10, 2019) At least 2000 ethnic Amharas were displaced from Amaro district in southern Ethiopia by what the victims said were a coordinated attack by people who consider themselves indigenous to the area. Information ESAT received from the area also show that 21 people were kidnapped and their whereabouts is not yet known. Two ...

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    Ethiopia: West Guji declares ‘peace week’ in hopes of ending deadly violence

    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 7, 2019) A ‘peace week’ has been declared in the troubled west Guji zone in southern Ethiopia in a bid to bring reconciliation and normalcy in a region beset by deadly violence in recent months. Over a dozen people were killed in the last two weeks while the violence has so far left at ...

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      Ethiopia: 25 people killed in ethnic violence

      ESAT News (January 2, 2019) At least 25 people were killed in the last few days of ethnic violence in Kefa and Guji Zones in southern Ethiopia. 15 people have been killed in Guji Zone in renewed ethnic clashes since Friday. In June 2018, at least 200 people were killed in clashes between the Guji and Gedeo while hundreds were ...

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        Ethiopia needs $118M to help victims of inter-communal violence

        by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (July 12, 2018) The Ethiopian government and its humanitarian partners call for $118 million dollars in assistance for the next six months to help people victimized by inter-communal violence in Southern Ethiopia. An estimated 1 million people have been displaced and hundreds were killed as a result of ethnic violence between the Guji and Gedeo ...

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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: Grenade attack injures twelve, one critically

            ESAT News (June 11, 2018) A grenade explosion at a university in Southern Ethiopia had left twelve students injured, one of them critically. The bomb was thrown into a library in Dilla University in Southern Ethiopia. No party claimed responsibility for the grenade attack that took place in one of the politically tense universities in the country. Ethnic clashes between ...

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              Several houses set ablaze in violent clashes in Southern Ethiopia

              ESAT News (June 4, 2018) Over fifty houses went up in smokes as clashes between the Guji and Gedeo communities in Southern Ethiopia resumed yesterday. The violence which has resumed after a month long lull has so far resulted in the death of over 200 people and the displacement of over 2,000 people. A recent assessment conducted by the UN ...

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                Ethnic clashes continue to claim lives in Southern Ethiopia

                by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 18, 2018) Eleven more people were killed in Southern Ethiopia, as clashes continued between the Gedeo and the Guji ethnic groups. According the Gedeo Association of North America, six of the deceased from yesterday’s attack were children. The Association also said up to 100,000 people might have been displaced as a result of the ...

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                  Ethnic clashes in Southern Ethiopia result in deaths, displacement

                  ESAT News (April 13, 2018) Scores of people are feared dead and thousands displaced in renewed clashes between the Guji and Gedeo communities in Southern Ethiopia. It is not clear what triggered the new round of deadly clashes but reports reaching ESAT say the Gedeo people were being forced out of their villages in their thousands. Upto 15,000 are estimated ...

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