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

Thirty dead following attack on village in western Ethiopia

Gunmen killed 30 people in an attack on a village in the west of the Ethiopian region of Oromiya late on Tuesday, witnesses said. Clashes between ethnic groups have become a major challenge to the government in the country, which took its present form from territorial expansions of the 19th century. Regional officials in Oromiya… Read More Thirty dead following attack on village in western Ethiopia

Death toll from deadly attack in western Ethiopia rises to 222

The death toll from a Wednesday attack in the western Benishangul-Gumuz region of Ethiopia has risen to 222 people, a volunteer from the country’s Red Cross said on Friday. “Yesterday we buried 207 people who are the victims and 15 more from the attackers,” said the volunteer, Melese Mesfin. The attack occurred in the village… Read More Death toll from deadly attack in western Ethiopia rises to 222

Ethiopian military kill forty-two people involved in deadly village massacre

Ethiopia’s military has killed 42 armed men who took part in a massacre in western Benishangul-Gumuz region, state-affiliated Fana TV reported on Thursday. Soldiers seized bows and arrows and other weapons from the men who were involved in Wednesday’s dawn attack, Fana said, citing regional officials. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Thursday he had… Read More Ethiopian military kill forty-two people involved in deadly village massacre

Scores dead as gunmen attack village in Ethiopia’s Benishangul-Gumuz region

Gunmen killed more than 100 people in a dawn attack in the western Benishangul-Gumuz region of Ethiopia on Wednesday, the human rights commission said, as residents described fleeing the latest deadly assault in an area bedevilled by ethnic violence. The attack occurred in the village of Bekoji in Bulen county in the Metekel zone, the… Read More Scores dead as gunmen attack village in Ethiopia’s Benishangul-Gumuz region

At least fifteen killed following attack by armed militia in western Ethiopia

An armed militia killed at least 15 people in a pre-dawn attack on Friday in western Ethiopia, the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) said in a statement late on Friday, the latest security challenge for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government. The attack follows another similar incident earlier this month that took place in the same… Read More At least fifteen killed following attack by armed militia in western Ethiopia