Tag Archives: Murle Ethnic Group

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

Boat with 400 Ethiopia and Somalia Migrants Capsized

More than 400 Migrants, mostly from Somalia and Ethiopia, have reportedly drowned after their boat that departed from Egyptian shores have capsized.

By TesfaNews,

More than 400 migrants and refugees from Somalia and Ethiopia are feared to have drowned in the Egyptian shores after the boat they were being transferred to by traffickers capsized in the Mediterranean, survivors say.

Somali media reports say that rescue workers have only managed to save 41 of the 500 or so passengers from the waters and took them to southern Greek city of Kalamata. Continue reading Boat with 400 Ethiopia and Somalia Migrants Capsized

Gunmen from S. Sudan Killed 140 Ethiopian Civilians – Government

Gunmen from South Sudan have killed at least 140 civilians, including women and children, in a raid in Ethiopia’s Gambela region, the Ethiopian government has said.

By AlJazeera,

At least 140 Ethiopian civilians including women and children have been killed by a group of armed raiders, who, according to the country’s government, crossed from South Sudan and fled back after the atrocity took place.

The attack occurred in Jakawa in Ethiopia’s Gambela region, which straddles the border. The perpetrators were allegedly members of South Sudan’s Murle ethnic group, Ethiopia’s communications minister Getachew Reda said on Saturday. Continue reading Gunmen from S. Sudan Killed 140 Ethiopian Civilians – Government