AFP: Ethiopia ethnic clashes claim 14 lives, UN offices attacked

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Clashes between different ethnic groups in west Ethiopia have left 14 dead, while United Nation’s offices were targeted by angry protesters.
AFP reported that the violence was sparked after an NGO car with an Ethiopian driver ran over and killed two children from the Nuer ethnic group in a camp for South Sudanese refugees.
There have been continued clashes between the Anuak and Nuer ethnic group for many years that culminated to the recent witnessed clashes.
 
Protesters also attacked buildings and vehicles belonging to the United Nations, which they accuse of helping Nuer refugees.
Gambela has a population of 300,000 but has taken in 270,000 mainly Nuer refugees fleeing the conflict in neighbouring South Sudan. Several different ethnic groups live in the town and violence between them is frequent.
AFP

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  1. ኤእድሜthanks for this evil Tigres our country started to make news as a country where her different ethnics hate and kill each other.
    What have we done to these Banda Tigrians is to deserve this?
    Why they want to destroy a country of 100 million people by enciting the different ethnics used to live in peace before?
    It is sad to know that this evil Tigres are putting a time bomb everywhere in the country

  2. We are holding a candle light vigil for those that lost their lives .The vigil will be held infront of San Jose City Hall , in San Jose , California ,USA on 04/27/2016 Wednesday starting at 5pm. All are welcome.

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