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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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        Ethiopia: Rights council says scores killed and thousands displaced in recent violence

        by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (June 29, 2018) The Human Rights Council said that scores of peaceful citizens were killed and tens of thousands displaced in recent violence in various parts of the country. The Council said Ethiopia has become one of the top countries in the world where there are high numbers of internally displaced people, (IDPs) mainly due ...

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          Security forces kill eleven protesters in Somali region of Ethiopia

          ESAT News (May 16, 2018) Somali region Liyou police and militia in Eastern Ethiopia have shot and killed eleven people yesterday as protest against the regional president and his administration intensified. The killings took place in the towns of Bussa and Lagahida in Fiik zone. Nine of the victims are women. Three members of one family were also among the ...

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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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              Seven Ethiopians, one Somali shot and killed in South Africa

              By Engidu Woldie ESAT News (May 4, 2018) Seven Ethiopians and one Somali vendors have been shot and killed in Palm Ridge, 60 kms outside Johannesburg, South Africa. Tamiru Abebe, chair of the Ethiopian community in South Africa told ESAT that the killings were perpetrated in the last 48 hours. Two Ethiopians and one Somali were killed Wednesday night while ...

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                Ethiopia: Rights league denounce killings by regime forces

                ESAT News (April 19, 2018) The Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa has denounced recent killings in Moyale and Guji towns in Southern Ethiopia. The League accused the Somali region Liyou police, on orders of regime generals, of perpetrating the killings in Moyale town on Tuesday where four people were killed in a grenade thrown at a bus ...

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                  Report shows over 200 killed in Konso, Southern Ethiopia in last three years

                  ESAT News (April 10, 2018) A report on the plight of the people of Konso in Southern Ethiopia says over 200 protesters were killed in the last three years by regime’s security amid protests by the people against economic and political marginalization. A report by local organizers documenting the killings, displacement and imprisonment, which was submitted to the Ethiopian American ...

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                    Security forces slain five members of family in Southern Ethiopia

                    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (March 20, 2018) The Somali Regional Special Police Force (a.k.a. Liyou Police) have reportedly killed five members of a family in Bale Zone in Southern Ethiopia, according to a report filed by the Amharic Service of the Voice of America. Eye-witnesses told the VOA that soldiers in Liyou Police uniforms arrived at the family’s home ...

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