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Ethiopia: 18 Soldiers Killed as Government Tries to Disarm Powerful Gonder Miltias

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Sabotage. TPLF regime torched more than 400 shops in a Gondar market following the lose of 18 of its soldiers by the Amhara militias.

By Abraha Belai,

The powerful Gonder militias fighting the regime in Addis Ababa killed 18 soldiers and captured 20 more during battles on September 5, Amara Tegadlo has reported.

Two army units were dispatched to Belesa, Wegera and other areas surrounding Gonder to disarm the local militias who have come into the spotlight in recent times following the outbreak of public protests in Gonder, the main city seen as the bedrock of powerful opposition fighting to unseat the ethnic minority TPLF regime. Continue reading Ethiopia: 18 Soldiers Killed as Government Tries to Disarm Powerful Gonder Miltias

Civil Society Groups Urge Probe into Oromo Killings in Ethiopia

Bankrolling a Criminal Regime. Ethiopia’s development and international partners urged to investigate the killing of at least 140 protesters by the Ethiopian security forces in the Oromia region.

By Civicus,

World Alliance for Citizen Participation, the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project (Defend Defenders) and Amnesty International urge Ethiopia’s development and international partners to address the killing of at least 140 protesters in the Oromia region since December 2015.

On 12 November 2015, peaceful protests started in the Oromia Region, southwest of the capital, Addis Ababa, in response to measures taken to transfer the ownership of a community school and portions of a local forest to private investors. The protests have since expanded in scope and size against wider grievances concerning the expansion of Addis Ababa into the Oromia Region under the government’s Integrated Development Master Plan. They have also turned violent, resulting in the killing of protesters, and arrests of protesters and opposition leaders. Continue reading Civil Society Groups Urge Probe into Oromo Killings in Ethiopia