Tag Archives: Ethnic violence

29 July 19

Ethiopia: Dozens killed in Sidama clashes

At least 25 people have been killed in clashes between security forces and activists in Ethiopia’s southern Sidama region.

05 July 19

DRC President: Ituri violence ‘attempted genocide’

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Felix Tshisekedi has called recent ethnic violence in the northeastern Ituri province an “attempted genocide”.

03 July 19

Ethiopia: Internet restored 10 days after coup attempt

Ethiopia began restoring internet services on Tuesday, 10 days after a coup attempt in the Amhara region in which six top government officials were killed.

06 May 19

Rwanda buries remains of almost 85,000 genocide victims

Rwanda buried the remains of almost 85,000 victims from the country’s 1994 genocide on Saturday.

26 February 19

Ethiopia: Police seizes 382 illegal Kalashnikovs from traffickers

Police in Ethiopia have seized hundreds of Kalashnikov machine guns from illegal weapons traffickers during the past six months.

22 January 19

After almost 30 years, Ethiopia’s ethnic federalism is falling apart

As of 1991, Ethiopia has been the strongest working example of ethnic federalism, dividing the country into multiple regions and assigning land to major ethnic groups. For a country with more than 90 ethnolinguistic groups and a long history of ethnic
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19 January 19

Ethiopia: Rebel group accuses government of airstrikes

A rebel group in Ethiopia recently welcomed back to the country under Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed ‘s reformist policy has accused the government of targeting it with airstrikes.

09 November 18

Ethiopia: Police find mass grave of 200 people

Police in Ethiopia have discovered a mass grave of 200 bodies between the neighbouring Oromo and Somali regions of the country.

30 October 18

Is Abiy Ahmed to blame for the rise of ethnic violence in Ethiopia?

Ethiopia’s new prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, has changed the political dynamics in the East African nation more than anyone could have predicted before he stepped into office in April. His predecessor Hailemariam Desalegn announced his resignation two months earlier, leaving Ethiopia
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23 October 18

Ethiopia signs peace deal with ONLF rebel group

Ethiopia has signed a peace deal with rebel group, the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), after 34 years of insurgency in the country’s eastern Somali Region State.


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