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Ethiopia: federal troops accused of being behind Oromia massacre

Ethiopia: federal troops accused of being behind Oromia massacre

The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has accused federal troops in Oromia, the country’s largest region, of killing 14 civilians in December, including local elders. Earlier, the authorities had said an armed rebel group, the Oromo Liberation Army (OLA), was behind the attacks. The report from the commission – hailed …

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Ethiopia: federal troops plan to ‘eliminate’ Tigrayan forces

Ethiopia: federal troops plan to 'eliminate' Tigrayan forces

Ethiopian army is planning to enter the Tigray regional capital of Mekelle and “eliminate” rebellious forces, a top military official said on Friday. In an interview with state-affiliated media outlet Fana broadcast, Ethiopian Defence Forces (EDF) deputy army chief General Abebaw Tadesse said the country would not be at peace …

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Sudan: coup leaders form new government and appoint 15 ministers

General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan

Sudanese military leader General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan has formed a new government and appointed 15 ministers, three months after taking power in a coup. The appointments come as activists stage mass protests across the country against military rule. At least 70 were killed during demonstrations and dozens of Sudanese judges …

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