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Monday, 17 September 2018

23 People Dead In Weekend Of Ethnic Violence In Ethiopia

Ethnic violence in Ethiopia left 23 dead over the weekend, state media reported Monday, as protests against the killings took hold of the capital, Addis Ababa, where angry crowds gathered in the center of the city.

State news agency Ethiopia (ENA) said an organized mafia carried out a wave of killings and looting in the city of Burayu and its surroundings, leaving 23 people dead and 886 displaced, citing Oromia regional police commissioner Alemayehu Ejigu.

ENA reported that more than 70 people had been arrested.

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