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Ethiopia Moving Troops Away from Eritrean Border

Ethiopia starts moving troops away from the border with Eritrea amid peace
Ethiopia starts moving its troops away from the Eritrean border in the wake of new peace and the subsequent ease of tension.

BY AP

Ethiopian military officials on Friday announced they are moving troops away from the border with Eritrea, months after the former rivals made a surprising peace.

Relations have “improved tremendously” and the “threat level from the Eritrean side has declined sharply. So we have decided that there is no use in keeping that massive force in the border areas,” said Gen. Asrat Denero, head of the army’s Western Command. “It will be deployed to other locations.” Continue reading Ethiopia Moving Troops Away from Eritrean Border

Report: Kenya, Ethiopia Using Excessive Force Against Somali Civilians

Kenya and Ethiopia have used non-AMISOM troops to secure their borders and in the process they committed abuses, acts of sexual violence and extrajudicial killings against civilian Somalis.

BY HARUN MARUF | VOA NEWS

Kenya and Ethiopia have used excessive force against Somali civilians amid efforts to halt cross-border attacks by al-Shabab, according to an internal report by aid agencies working in Somalia.

The report, obtained by VOA’s Somali Service, says Kenya has carried out dozens of airstrikes targeting pastoral communities in Somalia’s Gedo region since June of 2015. It says Kenyan Wildlife Service personnel pressed into border patrol duty have targeted people with arbitrary arrests and extrajudicial killings. Continue reading Report: Kenya, Ethiopia Using Excessive Force Against Somali Civilians