Uneasy peace and simmering conflict: the Ethiopian town where three flags fly

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from The Guardian
Published on 16 May 2017 View Original

Fresh tension in a disputed area has reopened old wounds between the Oromia and Somali states, as ethnic federalism fails to contain violence

Tom Gardner in Moyale
Tuesday 16 May 2017 07.00 BST

Three different flags flutter in the breeze along the road that runs through Moyale in southern Ethiopia. The first is green, yellow and red: the colours of the Ethiopian federal state. Then, on the side of the road: red, black and white, with a tree in the centre, the colours of the Oromo. And a third: the green, white and red, with a camel in one corner, of Somali state.

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