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14 Nov 2019 | 01:32 PM UTC

Ethiopia: Soldiers deploy to Amhara and Oromia regions following student clashes November 13

Ethiopia News Alert

Clashes between students in Oromia and Amhara on November 9 prompt the deployment of soldiers to both regions November 13

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/14/2019, 12:00 AM until 11/17/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Addis_Ababa). COUNTRY/REGION Amhara region, Oromia


Media reported on Wednesday, November 13, that Members of the Ethiopian National Defence Force, ENDF, have been deployed to Amhara and Oromia regions following fatal clashes between students of both ethnic communities in the Woldiya University (Amhara region) on Saturday, November 9. Two students were reportedly killed, and 14 others injured in the incident. The reasons for the clash remain unclear. Furthermore, a third student was reportedly killed in Dembi Dolo University (Oromia) as tensions rose following Saturday's incident. The violence prompted several demonstrations in both regions.

Further clashes and related protests are possible in the coming hours and days.  


Individuals present in Amhara and Oromia regions 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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