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Ethiopia: OLF soldiers kill two farmers in Amaro

By Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 28, 2019) Reports reaching ESAT say soldiers for the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) have killed two farmers in Amaro, Southern Ethiopia. News of the killings of the two farmers is feared to cast a shadow over recent peace agreements reached between the Front and the Oromo regional government. Public relations head with the Amaro ...

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    Ethiopia: Amhara regional officials cry foul over killing of civilians by army

    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 10, 2019) The killing of civilians by the army in western Amhara region yesterday drew a sharp criticism from local officials over the incident and the conduct of the military in dealing with grievances by local people. According to head of the regional security, six people were killed and 18 injured when government soldiers ...

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      Ethiopia: Army kill eight in Metema, over twenty injured

      by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 9, 2019) Government forces shot and killed eight people in Metema and injured over twenty others in a confrontation with locals who blocked the progress of vehicles belonging to the party conglomerate EFFORT. Residents of Genda Wuha and Qokit yesterday blocked vehicles belonging to Sur Construction alleging that the vehicles which belong to EFFORT, ...

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        Ethiopia: Killings continue in ethnic clashes in Moyale

        ESAT News (December 19, 2018) A further 13 people were killed on Monday in Ethiopia’s southern border town of Moyale in clashes between the Somali Gare and Borena Oromo communities. Eight people were also killed in an attack on a hotel in which federal forces are accused of involvement. The BBC Afaan Oromo quoting an official reported that 12 people ...

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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: Tigray special police killed five in Alamata

            by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (October 22, 2018) Tigray region special police have killed five residents of Alamata, a town sitting 470 miles north of the capital Addis Ababa on the route to the regional capital Mekele. The people of Raya have been voicing their demand on the status of their administration which is under the Tigray region. They say ...

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              Ethiopia: Security forces kill five in Gambella

              ESAT News (September 24, 2018) Security forces killed five people in Gambella, western Ethiopia in a protest demonstration by residents demanding the removal of the regional president, Gatluak Tut. Residents say the political reform reform measures at the federal level has not trickled down to their region, and hence demand changes in the local government. Federal police and defense forces ...

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                Ethiopia: At least 25 killed in Burayu in ‘ethnic attacks,’ police killed 5 in Addis Ababa

                by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (September 17, 2018) Federal police said at least 25 people were killed Saturday and Sunday in Burayu, 12 miles northwest of the capital Addis Ababa in an attack targeting ethnic groups, while police killed five people in the capital Addis Ababa in a demonstration called to denounce the weekend killings. Asked to confirm reports by ...

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                  Ethiopia: Five killed in Tepi in ethnic violence

                  ESAT News (August 29, 2018) Five people were killed in a renewed ethnic attack in Tepi town, 360 miles southwest of Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa. A resident who spoke to ESAT on the phone from the town said three people were killed last week and another two were killed yesterday in what he said was an attack by the Shekacho ...

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                    Death toll in attack in Eastern Ethiopia reaches 41

                    ESAT News (August 14, 2018) The number of people killed in East Hararghe, Eastern Ethiopia has reached 41 while 20 others were wounded in an attack by a notorious police force, the Liyou Police, according to local officials. The attack carried out on Sunday has also displaced several residents of Mayu Muluke district in East Hararghe, where communal clashes in ...

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