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More Violence Forecast in Ethiopia’s Gambella as Death Toll Rises

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Unbridled violence in Gambella exposes the country’s growing ethnic tension that experts warn is a ticking bomb of tomorrow.

By Clea Broadhurst | for Radio France International,

Clashes between different ethnic groups in west Ethiopia left 14 dead this weekend, while UN and MSF offices were targeted by angry protesters. Tensions have been rising these past months in Gambella, the region which has a population of 300,000 but has taken in 270,000 mainly Nuer refugees fleeing the conflict in neighbouring South Sudan.

The most recent violence was sparked by an NGO vehicle with an Ethiopian driver running over and killing two children from the Nuer ethnic group in a camp for South Sudanese refugees last Friday. Continue reading More Violence Forecast in Ethiopia’s Gambella as Death Toll Rises