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22 Nov 2018 | 11:23 AM UTC

Ethiopia: Deadly ethnic clashes in Assosa November 20

Ethiopia News Alert

Deadly ethnic clashes break out at Assosa University (Benishangul-Gumuz region) November 20; at least 34 people injured

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/22/2018, 12:00 AM until 11/26/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Addis_Ababa). COUNTRY/REGION Assosa

Event

According to media reports, at least three students were killed and 34 other injured in ethnic clashes that broke out at the University of Assosa (Benishangul-Gumuz region) on November 20. The clashes initially involved two students before escalating, but the exact cause of violence remains unclear. Security forces have been deployed to Assosa to control the situation.

Context

The clashes come amid an increase in ethnicity-based unrest throughout the country.

Advice

Individuals present in Assosa are advised to monitor 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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