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73,000 Displaced in Ethiopia Ethnic Flare-up

Addis Ababa – At least 73,000 have been displaced in the clashes that followed last week’s killing of four people in eastern Ethiopia’s Benshangul/Gumz region, the state broadcaster said Tuesday. The Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC) stated that most of the displaced had escaped to the neighbouring towns of Oromia Regional State. EBC quoted the Benshangul/Gumz communications […]

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Irreversible Economy Hails in the Somali Region

Jijiga, Oct 1, 2018 – Ethiopian military disturbed and destructed economy that limped in progress in the Somali region. The prime minister of Ethiopia sent troops to overthrow his long foe Abdi Mouhamud Omar Somali region President who allied with TPLF over Ethiopian power challenged with Oromia  leaders. The worst region in human rights abuse […]

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Ethiopia Charges 5 With Terrorism over Assassination Attempt

Adiss Ababa, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia’s attorney general has filed terrorism charges against five people accused of trying to “kill the prime minister” at a huge rally in the capital in June. The charges filed Friday say the five acted on the premise that reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is not popular among Oromos, Ethiopia’s […]

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Ethiopian Flag Could be Changed, Says Government

“Ethiopian flag can be changed if an idea that will bring about national consensus in proposed in the house of representative and the constitution is amended [to reflect the new consensus]” says Ethiopian Federal parliament deputy speaker, Woizero Shitaye Manaye. She spoke about it today during a presser about the upcoming Flag Day in Ethiopia […]

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Ethiopia Begins Peace Talks With ONLF

Ethiopian officials led by Ahmed Shide, Federal communication minister & Chairman of the Somali People’s Democratic Party (SPDP), and representatives of the the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) led by its Chairman Admiral Mohamed Omar have discussed “modalities of peace talks in Asmara [Eritrea] today,” according to Yemane G. Meskel, Eritrea’s Information Minister. The discussion, […]

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Ethiopia: Ogaden Region to Seek Self-Determination Vote

A rebel group in Ethiopia said it will demand a referendum on self-determination for the country’s troubled, gas-rich Somali region during landmark peace talks with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government. The plan by the Ogaden National Liberation Front, which has staged a low-level insurgency in Ethiopia’s east for more than three decades, comes as Abiy […]

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Protests Paralyses Ethiopia Capital After Violence Kills 23

Demonstrators flooded the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on Monday, blocking roads and shutting businesses in an explosion of anger following the killing of 23 people on the city’s outskirts over the weekend. The unrest in Ethiopia’s largest city was the latest instance of ethnic violence to challenge Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who has undertaken aggressive […]

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Ethiopia: Police Must Face Immediate Investigation After Five Protesters Shot Dead

London, Sep 17, 2018 – Amnesty International today called on the Ethiopian authorities to thoroughly and effectively investigate the violent dispersal of demonstrators by police in Addis Ababa in which five people were shot dead. Today’s deaths follow a weekend of ethnic clashes in which more than 58 people were killed. The demonstrators had taken […]

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As Ethiopia Makes Peace With Eritrea, Can It Make Peace With Its People?

The Ethiopian state under the cover of the War on Terror has criminalised its Somali population, causing unrest and resentment in the East African country. Abdullahi*, a Somalian who lives in a small village in the troubled north-eastern corner of Ethiopia known by many as Ogaden, raised his voice as he described what had happened […]

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At Least 23 Die in Weekend of Ethiopia Ethnic Violence

(Reuters) – At least 23 people were killed in a weekend of violence targeting minorities in the ethnic Oromo heartland near Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, a police source said. The unrest followed a mass rally on Saturday marking the return to Ethiopia of the leadership of the exiled Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) group, which had […]

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Deadly Ethnic-Based Attacks Erupt Near Ethiopia’s Capital

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (AP) – Government officials and residents said overnight ethnic-based attacks in the outskirts of Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, have killed several people and caused hundreds to flee their homes. “Several lives were lost and properties damaged due to this attack,” head of the Oromia Police Commission, Alemayehu Ejigu, told the state broadcaster […]

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What is Behind Clashes in Ethiopia’s Oromia And Somali Regions?

What is behind clashes in Ethiopia’s Oromia and Somali regions? Thousands of people have fled Ethiopia’s Somali region following deadly clashes in recent days between ethnic Somalis and Oromos. The BBC’s Kalkidan Yibeltal looks at the cause of the conflict and whether it can be stopped. (bbc) –Dozens of people are reported to have died […]

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Violence in Ethiopian Capital Ahead of Opposition Group’s Return

AFP- Clashes broke out in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa on Thursday ahead of the return of an opposition group popular with the country’s largest ethnicity the Oromo. The violence appeared linked to the homecoming for the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) as part of a sweeping reform agenda launched by new Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. […]