Gunmen kill at least twenty people in attack in western Ethiopia

Gunmen killed at least 20 people last week in western Ethiopia, a regional government official said on Thursday, in what he and two residents described as an attack on civilians from the Amhara ethnic group. The incident occurred in the district of Limmu Kosa, in the Jimma zone of the Oromiya region. At least 20… Read More Gunmen kill at least twenty people in attack in western Ethiopia

Armed group takes control of county in western Ethiopia

An armed group has taken control of a county in western Ethiopia, the state-appointed Ethiopian Human Rights Commission said, citing reports that civilians had been killed and public servants kidnapped. The commission said it had received reports that Sedal Woreda, in the Kamashi Zone of the western Benishangul-Gumuz Region, was “under near full control of… Read More Armed group takes control of county in western Ethiopia

At least eighteen dead following ethnic clashes in Ethiopia

Clashes between people belonging to Ethiopia’s two largest ethnic groups, the Oromo and Amhara, killed at least 18 people late last week, local officials said on Monday, the latest outbreak of violence ahead of national elections in June. Political and ethnic violence has become a major challenge for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, whose political reforms… Read More At least eighteen dead following ethnic clashes in Ethiopia

Twenty-one killed, scores injured as ethnic violence heightens in southern Ethiopia

Heavy fighting between ethnic groups in southern Ethiopia has killed at least 21 people and wounded 61, its state news agency said on Saturday, amid escalating violence that has sent hundreds fleeing across the border to neighboring Kenya. Outbreaks of violence in the south between the Oromo and other groups have escalated since Prime Minister… Read More Twenty-one killed, scores injured as ethnic violence heightens in southern Ethiopia