Tag Archives: Oromo – Somali Conflict

Renewed Somali ‘Liyu Police’ Attack in Oromia Left Scores Dead, Homes Destroyed

Liyu police attackes in Chinaksan district in Oromia left scores dead and homes destroyed and thousands displaced
A renewed attack in Chinaksan district of Oromia by the Somali regional police (aka Liyu police) have left at least 4 people killed, 250 houses burned and hundreds of civilians displaced.

BY MOHAMMED ADEMO | OPRIDE

At least four people were killed and five others wounded in renewed cross-border attacks this week by the Ethiopian Somali State Liyu Police in Oromia’s East Hararghe zone. More than 250 houses were razed to the ground and hundreds of civilians are internally displaced, according to locals and media reports. Continue reading Renewed Somali ‘Liyu Police’ Attack in Oromia Left Scores Dead, Homes Destroyed

ONLF Press Release on the Oromo Massacre of Somalis in Western Harar Region

More than 170 Somali women and children massacred in an unprovoked attack by Oromo paramilitary forces in Ethiopia’s west Hararghe region on Friday

ONLF categorically condemns the killing of more than 170 ethnic Somalis by ethnic Oromos and accused the Oromia regional administration for facilitating the crime.

BY ONLF

On December 15, 2017 Oromo mobs wantonly massacred 170 Somali civilians living in Oromia state, Western Harar Region. The killings occurred in the villages of Gadula, Arooreti, Majaare, Balbaleyti, and Huluqo. Continue reading ONLF Press Release on the Oromo Massacre of Somalis in Western Harar Region

Ethnic Violence in Ethiopia Leaves Deep Wounds

Violent ethnic reprisals tore apart the Oromo and Somalia communities that previously had integrated peacefully, often for centuries

Ethnic violence in recent times between the Oromo and Somalia ethnic groups resulted in the death of dozens and displacement of more than 50,000 people..

BY DEUTSCHE WELLE

Ethiopia has experienced one of its worst population displacements due to violence in recent times. Now stuck in camps, displaced Ethiopians are trying to come to terms with what their future may hold.

The young woman sitting on the warehouse floor in a striking pink abaya remains completely silent as fellow Oromo around her recall the evictions that resulted in about 50,000 of the Oromo ethnic group leaving Ethiopia’s eastern most Somali region. Continue reading Ethnic Violence in Ethiopia Leaves Deep Wounds

U.S. Embassy Statement on Reports of Ethnic Violence in Ethiopia

The United States expressed its grave concern over the deadly ethnic violence and large-scale displacement of people in the Oromia and Somali regions.

BY U.S. EMBASSY – ADDIS ABABA

We are disturbed by the troubling reports of ethnic violence and the large-scale displacement of people living along the border between the Oromia and Somali regions, particularly in Hararge, although the details of what is occurring remain unclear. Continue reading U.S. Embassy Statement on Reports of Ethnic Violence in Ethiopia

Analysis: Rising Death Toll, Displacement and Protests in Eastern Ethiopia

The alarming conflict, killings and displacement in Eastern Ethiopia continues as violence intensifies in the border areas of Somalia and Oromia Regional states.

BY LIYAT FEKADE | ADDIS STANDARD

Increasing numbers of civilian casualties due to military actions in parts of east, south and south east Ethiopia over the last weeks has now led to fresh protests, more deaths and displacements in several places in eastern Ethiopia.

On the other hand, federal and regional authorities have gone from denial to pointing fingers at one another to explain the root cause of what is visibly becoming an alarming breach of peace and stability in many areas bordering the Oromia and Somali regional states. Continue reading Analysis: Rising Death Toll, Displacement and Protests in Eastern Ethiopia

Conflict in Eastern Ethiopia Leaves Dozens Dead

Fighting between Ethiopian Somali and Oromo ethnic groups in the eastern Ethiopia left more than 30 people dead

BY ADDIS STANDARD

Intense fighting between the Ethiopian Somali and the Oromo ethnic groups in the eastern Ethiopia has left “more than 30 people”, including “more than a dozen army members”, dead and several others injured, Addis Standard learned.

According to three residents of Mieso town, west Hararghe zone, who contacted Addis Standard late this evening, today’s fighting in and around the town was between several members of local residents and heavily armed members of the “Liyu Police”. Continue reading Conflict in Eastern Ethiopia Leaves Dozens Dead