Tag Archives: Guji

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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              Ethiopia: MIDROC Gold mining suspended following deadly protests

              By Engidu Woldie ESAT News (May 9, 2018) Authorities suspended the license for MIDROC Gold, a company locals accused of posing health hazards to residents near its site in Southern Ethiopia. A two week protests against the ten year extension of a mining contract to the company resulted in the death of at least four people in the last two ...

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                Ethiopia: Security forces kill three in MIDROC Gold protests

                ESAT News (May 8, 2018) As protest against a gold mine in Southern Ethiopia continues, security forces shot and killed two protesters today in Adola town. Three people have been taken to hospital for gunshot wounds, according to a source who spoke on the phone with ESAT from the town. Protests in eight towns near the MIDROC Gold mine in ...

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                  Ethiopia: Guji continues protest against MIDROC gold mine

                  ESAT News (May 2, 2018) People living near a gold mine in Southern Ethiopia have continued protest demonstrations for the third day against the extension of contracts for MIDROC Gold, a company that has been extracting gold for the last two decades. Residents say chemicals released from the gold mine have posed health hazards and are responsible for many ailments ...

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                    Protest against MIDROC gold continues in Southern Ethiopia

                    ESAT News (May 1, 2018) Residents living near a gold mine in Southern Ethiopia took to the streets for the second day in protest against the extension of a contract for MIDROC mining company for another ten years. The residents say the dangerous chemicals released from the mining project, which has been going on for twenty years, has resulted in ...

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