Tag Archives: violence

Ethiopia: Violence in Dire Dawa left several wounded

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 24, 2019) Violence that began on Monday in Ethiopia’s eastern commercial town left several people wounded, according to residents who spoke to ESAT. Gunshot wounds have also been reported. An epiphany procession carrying the holy tablet came under attack by a stone throwing group on Monday triggering a counter protest in some parts of ...

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    Ethiopia: 14 years later, inquiry commission demands to present its report on post-election violence

      by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 21, 2019) Exiled leaders of an inquiry commission that was set up in 2006 to probe into post-election violence the previous year are urging the government to allow them present what they called “the true” report they had put together, saying the conclusions of the report presented to the Parliament in October 2006 ...

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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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