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Ethiopia Rejects UN Request for Observers to Probe Reports About Killings of Amhara and Oromo Protesters

Ethiopia has denied a United Nations (UN) request to send international observers to investigate reports that many people have been left dead in parts of the East African country rocked by violent anti-government protests. On Monday, Amnesty International reported that Read more ›

UN Urges Ethiopia to Allow Observers to Probe Reports of Killings of Amhara and Oromo Protesters

The United Nations (UN) has asked Ethiopia to allow international observers into parts of the East African country rocked by violent anti-government protests. Weekend protests in Ethiopia’s Amhara and Oromo regions turned deadly after demonstrators and security officials clashed. Over Read more ›

Ethiopia: 14 Dead, UN and Humanitarian Aid Organization Attacked in Bloody Ethnic Clash

Ethnic violence has claimed 14 lives in Gambella, western Ethiopia this weekend after the car of a non-governmental organization (NGO) struck and killed two Nuer children. According to AP, the death of the children, who are from a South Sudanese Read more ›

Burundi: United Nation and African Union Condemn Escalating Violence

The African Union (AU) has expressed concerns over the rising levels of violence and human rights abuses in Burundi after reports of widespread arbitrary arrests, torture, killings and assassinations. The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights released a reports Read more ›

South Sudan: Peace talks postponed

A new round of discussions between representatives of the warring factions in Addis Ababa failed to resume as scheduled on Monday as both sides failed to show up, officials say. The Intergovernmental Authority for Development (IGAD) chief mediator, Seyoum Mesfin, Read more ›

South Sudan: Government resumes offensive

Forces from the South Sudanese military and Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) have recommenced offensive campaigns in the war-torn nation on Sunday. Government and rebel forces have reportedly clashed in two locations in Upper Nile State today – Nasser and Read more ›

South Sudanese Authorities Confiscate United Nations Weapons

The government of South Sudan on Friday intercepted eleven United Nations (UN) trucks containing weapons reportedly on their way to Bentiu from Rumbek; the capital of Lake State. According to the VOA, the weapons – which had been mis-labelled as accoutrements Read more ›