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15 Nov 2018 | 04:40 PM UTC

Ethiopia: Tensions remain high in Oromia following clashes

Ethiopia News Alert

Tensions remain high in Oromia region following deadly clashes on November 12-14; exercise caution

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/15/2018, 12:00 AM until 11/22/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Addis_Ababa). COUNTRY/REGION Oromia

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Event

Tensions remain high throughout Oromia region following a series of violent intercommunal clashes that broke out between Monday, November 12, and Wednesday, November 14. According to reports, at least 12 people were killed and 17 more wounded in Moyale. A heightened security presence is anticipated in the area in the coming days and weeks. Further intercommunal fighting cannot be ruled out in Oromia region, and particularly in Moyale.

Context

Violent clashes between members of the Oromo and Somali communities are frequently reported in Oromia region.

Advice

Individuals in Oromia region are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid any large gatherings and demonstrations due to the risk of violence, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities or their home government.

 

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