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Somalia, Ethiopian troops in a large-scale offensive against Al-Shabaab

Thousands of Ethiopian troops have crossed into Somalia to join a large-scale offensive against Al-Shabaab extremists, AP has reported, citing border residents. A truck bombing in Somalia’s capital last month killed more than 350 people. Somalia’s president has visited countries in the region to seek more...

Ethnic clashes in Ethiopia’s Oromia region killed at least 11 people

At least 11 people were killed by ethnic-sparked clashes this week in Ethiopia’s Oromiya region, a regional government official said on Sunday. According to Reuters, nearly 700 people died last year during one period of the violence in Ethiopia’s largest region and other areas, according...

15,000 children under 5 die each day from preventable diseases — UN report

A United Nations (UN) report says 15,000 children under the age of five still die each day around the world from preventable diseases. The report warned that more than 60 million young children will die by 2030 from preventable diseases in Africa and South Asia...

8.5 million people in dire need in Ethiopia due to worsening drought & food security situation

The humanitarian crisis has worsened in drought-stricken Ethiopia, with almost three million additional people in need of humanitarian aid this year. 8.5 million people are in need of immediate food assistance. This number has increased from 5.6 million in January. (United Nations) In addition,...

Violence in eastern Ethiopia killed 50 people, displaced 50,000 others, officials

Clashes along the border of Ethiopia's Oromiya and Somali regions have displaced around 50,000 people, a senior regional official said on Sunday, in violence that has prompted the government to send the military in.

Violence killing almost 700 people in Ethiopia since August 2016

Almost 700 people have been killed during violence in Ethiopia since August 2016, a government-sponsored commission has said, bringing the total death toll since the unrest began in late 2015 to more than 900. ______ Ethiopia declared six months of emergency rule in October after almost...

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