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171 arrested in western Ethiopia in connection with deadly violence, displacement

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 8, 2019) A command post set up to monitor security in western Ethiopia says 171 individuals have been arrested in connection with deadly violence and displacement in Benishangul and west Wellega. The report by the Ethiopian television said illegal weapons and cash have also been seized. About 100 suspects were arrested in the Oromo ...

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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: 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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        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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          41 killed in violence in Western Ethiopia, suspects apprehended

          Alemayehu Ejigu, Commissioner of police for the Oromo region by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (December 24, 2018) Police commissioner for the country’s Oromo region say 41 people, including police officers and local officials, were killed in the western part of the region in the last four months. Commissioner Alemayehu Ejigu blamed the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) for the violence in ...

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            Ethiopia: 80,000 displaced in a week of violence in Moyale

            ESAT News (December 19, 2018) Over 80,000 people were forced to flee Moyale, Ethiopia’s town on the southern border, in a week of deadly ethnic violence. Clashes between the Somali Gare and Borena Oromo communities in Moyale flared up again last week over territories claimed by both sides. At least  21 people were killed last week. The report by Deutsche ...

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              Ethiopia: Fire broke out at troubled Assosa University

              by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (November 26, 2018) A fire has reportedly broke out today at a building in Assosa University campus in Western Ethiopia. The University had seen deadly violence last week in ethnic motivated attacks when a small quarrel between two students turned deadly on Wednesday. Three students were killed and thirty-four were wounded. The deadly violence in ...

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                Three killed in Assosa University

                ESAT News (November 21, 2018) Three students have reportedly been killed in Assosa University in Western Ethiopia. The Minister of Science and Higher Education, Hirut Woldemariam told local journalists that a spat between two students turned into a deadly clash in which three students lost their lives. Thirty-four others were wounded, according the Minister, as reported by Fana Broadcasting Corporation. ...

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                  Over 200 detained amid continued deadly protest in Northern Ethiopia

                  ESAT News (October 24, 2018) Security forces of the Tigray region detained over 200 people in Raya Waja and Raya Qobo. The whereabouts of most of the detainees is not known, according to residents who spoke to ESAT. Ninety of the detainees have reportedly been held at the Maichew prison. On Sunday, Tigray region special police killed five residents of ...

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                    Ethiopia cracks down on illegal military training facility

                    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (October 15, 2018) Police in Ethiopia’s western restive region of Benishangul-Gumuz say they have cracked down on an illegal military training facility in the region. The regional police commissioner told the Ethiopian Television that about 400 trainees, mostly teenagers, were undergoing military training at the illegal facility in Asossa district. According to the statement by ...

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