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Ethiopia: OLF denounces ‘airstrikes’ as govt denies any such attack

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 18, 2019) The Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) says government forces had carried out airstrikes in the western Oromo region as the government insisted no such attack took place. In a statement issued today in response to a briefing yesterday by the office of government spokesperson that denies any airstrikes took place in western Ethiopia, ...

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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: Two federal police officers killed in west Oromo region

      by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (December 28, 2018) Two members of the federal police force were killed yesterday in an ambush in Begna, Horo Gudru, Wellega Zone. The BBC Amharic report quoted Desalegn Terefe, the zonal communication head as saying that the officers vehicle came under attack while they were driving to Fincha, where they serve as guards for the ...

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        Four local officials from Benishangul killed in Wollega

        by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (September 27, 2018) Four local officials from Benishangul Gumuz region in Western Ethiopia were killed in an ambush in Wellega, Oromo region. The officials were on their way back to Kemash Zone from a security meeting in Wellega when they were attacked by unidentified gunmen in Gimbi, West Wellega, the report by the Ethiopian Television ...

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