Tag Archives: Oromo

Ethiopia: Oromo regional govt accuses OLF of violating peace accord

ESAT News (January 4, 2019) The Oromo regional government says the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), a separatist opposition party, has failed to fully implement the peace accord signed in Asmara, Eritrea. The regional government said in statement that as a result of failure by the OLF in implementing the peace agreement, there is no peace in the region as violence ...

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    Ten killed when minibus hit grenade in western Ethiopia

    ESAT News (December 19, 2018) Ten people were killed in western Ethiopia when a public minibus hit a grenade in a place locally known as Tongo Gore. The tragic incident happened near a refugee camp in an area bordering the Oromo and Benishangul Gumuz regions where dozens of people were killed in ethnic violence. The report by the Ethiopian Television ...

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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: Police arrest five officials of Benishangul-Gumuz region over deadly violence

        ESAT News (December 5, 2018) Federal police say they have arrested five officials of the Benishangul-Gumuz region in Western Ethiopia in connection with recent deadly violence in areas bordering with the Oromo region. The officials include the regional deputy head of security and the former mayor of Assosa town. Police said the arrested officials are accused of adding fuel to ...

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          OLF splinter group blamed for deadly ethnic violence in Western Ethiopia as over 200 suspects arrested

          by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (December 3, 2018) An official with the Oromo Democratic Party (ODP) says 208 people have been arrested in connection with deadly ethnic violence in areas bordering the Oromo and Benishangul-Gumuz regions in Western Ethiopia. The Police commissioner for the Benishangul-Gumuz region meanwhile blamed a splinter group of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) for the crisis ...

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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: Two killed in attack in East Wellega

              ESAT News (November 6, 2018) Armed groups from Benishangul Gumuz have reportedly attacked and killed two policemen in East Wellega, injuring a farmer. Police commander Geremew Assefa told ESAT that the police officers have come under attack while they were on routine duty. Eighty houses were also set on fire, according to the commander. Several people have left their villages ...

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                Ethiopia: Oromo president warns OLF militia

                ESAT News (October 30, 2018) President of Ethiopia’s Oromo region warns rebel forces in the south and western regions of the country saying the government has a responsibility to protect the safety of citizens. Lemma Megersa told local journalists today that elements who are armed and operating under the name of OLF should cease their destructive activities. He said the ...

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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: OLF disarming residents in East and West Wollega

                    ESAT News (October 17, 2017) Reports reaching ESAT say combatants of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), a separatist ethnic front, has been disarming non-Oromo residents in East and West Wollega. Resident who spoke to ESAT said the OLF soldiers had confiscated their weapons that they said have owned legally. The residents said the administration in West Wollega has been taken ...

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