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13 Aug 2018 description
report Sudan Tribune

August 13, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The Ethiopian rebel Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) Sunday declared a unilateral ceasefire pointing to the call for peace by the Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

The ONLF “declares Unilateral ceasefire from today – 12:00 pm, August 12, 2018, that and will cease all military and security operations directed against the Ethiopian Security Apparatus in the Somali territory (Ogaden), until a negotiated comprehensive cessation of hostilities is reached with the Ethiopian government,” says the rebel group.

15 Sep 2017 description
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By Tesfa-Alem Tekle

September 13, 2017 (ADDIS ABABA) – Renewed fighting between armed factions from Ethiopia’s Oromia and Somali regional states has forced hundreds of civilians to flee their homes.

The fighting which erupted on Tuesday has displaced at least 600 people from both regions.

Minister of Government Communication Affairs Office (GCAO), Negeri Lencho, told the state affiliated, Fana Broadcasting Corporation, that the clashes which occurred while the government has been resolving the dispute caused loss of life and property damage.

21 Aug 2017 description
report Sudan Tribune

August 21, 2017 (GAMBELLA) - The Governor of the Gambela region, Gatluak Tut Khot has urged South Sudanese refugees to return to Pagak, a former rebel stronghold within South Sudan’s Mawut state.

Gatluak, on Saturday, met several South Sudanese Nuer refugees in Kuergeng, an Ethiopian town located about 5 kilometers from Pagak town.

The refugees, South Sudan’s Consul in Gambella noted in a statement, vowed to return home since Maiwut was now liberated.

10 Jul 2016 description
report Sudan Tribune

June 6, 2016 (ADDIS ABABA) - Ethiopian officials on Monday said that most of the Ethiopian Nuer children kidnapped by a South Sudan’s Murle militia group have been rescued and have returned home safely.

On April 15, 2016, thousands of members of a South Sudan’s militia group armed with machine guns, crossed into Ethiopia raided 13 villages in Nuer and Anyuak zones of Ethiopia’s Gambela region where they killed over 200 people and snatched over 100 children.

17 May 2016 description
report Sudan Tribune

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle

May 16, 2016 (ADDIS ABABA) – Ethiopian officials on Monday said dozens of children who were kidnapped by a South Sudanese militia group have been recovered and safely returned home following negotiations with the abductors.

JPEG - 12.5 kb According to Gambela regional officials 44 children have so far been returned home after being held hostage for weeks.

The regional state and military officials of the Ethiopian Defense Force are receiving the children upon arrival at Gambella region bordering South Sudan.

19 Apr 2016 description
report Sudan Tribune

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle

April 18, 2016 (ADDIS ABABA) – Ethiopia said it prepares to launch military offensive against South Sudan’s armed Murle militia forces who this week massacred hundreds of its citizens across the border.

Ethiopian Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, on Monday in a televised statement on the Ethiopian TV vowed that his forces would take punitive military action following the killing of over 200 people.

30 Jan 2016 description
report Sudan Tribune

January 29, 2016 (GAMBELLA) – Deadly clashes occurred on Thursday and continued on Friday in the Ethiopian region of Gambella between the two majority communities of Nuer and Anyuak in the area.

Multiple sources told Sudan Tribune that dozens of people have been killed on both sides and many more wounded when members of Nuer and Anyuak, the two ethnic groups which constitute the first and second largest, respectively, in Gambella region, clashed in the outskirts regional capital, Gambella, and spread to the center of the town.

16 Nov 2015 description
report Sudan Tribune

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle

November 14, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) -The number of South Sudan refugees crossing borders to Ethiopia due to the armed conflict at home has saw a significant decline during the recent weeks, a UN refugee agency official told Sudan Tribune on Friday.

Kisut Gebregzabiher, UNHCR’s senior public information officer in Addis Ababa, said currently an average six South Sudanese refugees arrive at Ethiopian borders per day a sharp decline compared to previous months where large numbers of refugees had been recorded on daily bases.

12 Nov 2015 description
report Sudan Tribune

November 11, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) –Ethiopia’s refugee agency has launched an urgent appeal for food aid to assist hundreds of thousands of refugees particularly South Sudanese refugees.

Administration for Refugee and Returnee Affairs (ARRA), a local implementing partner of UNHCR has called for supplies of food for over 730,000 refugees from South Sudan, Somalia, Eritrea and Sudan who are being sheltered at different camps in Ethiopia.

11 Sep 2015 description
report Sudan Tribune

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle

September 10, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) – Hundreds of South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia are currently being vaccinated against cholera to prevent the outbreak of the disease.

The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said the immunization campaign is being provided in all South Sudanese refugee camps in Gambela, a region located within the Ethiopia-South Sudan border.

01 Jun 2015 description
report Sudan Tribune

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle

May 29, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) – United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Friday it has relocated a total of 42, 616 South Sudanese refugees from flood prone Leitchour and Nip Nip camps to a newly built Jewi camp in Ethiopia’s Gambela region.

The relocation operation was temporarily suspended between Sunday and Tuesday 26 May due to the Ethiopian parliamentary elections but recommenced on Wednesday.

The camp-to-camp operations, which begun on May 8, involves over 400 buses, 86 trucks helicopter.

16 Feb 2015 description
report Sudan Tribune

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle

February 14, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – The United Nations programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) in Ethiopia on Saturday announced that Ethiopia has now officially become world record holder for most people being tested for HIV.

Rahel Gettu, UNAIDS country community mobilisation and networking advisor in Ethiopia, told Sudan Tribune that Guinness World Records has on Friday officially confirmed the horn of Africa’s nation has beat the world record which previously had been held by Argentina.

25 Aug 2014 description
report Sudan Tribune

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle

August 24, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – Germany has contributed 750,000 euros to provide ongoing humanitarian assistance to hundreds of thousands of refugees in Ethiopia, mostly from South Sudan.

In a statement issued on Saturday, the German embassy said that the donation would go directly to support relief operations by the World Food Program (WFP), which had been facing a funds shortage.

21 May 2014 description
report Sudan Tribune

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle

May 19, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – The UN agency for refugees (UNHCR) said that it is working with its partners to improve camp conditions for tens and thousands of South Sudanese refugees who are being sheltered at camps in Ethiopia.

More than 110,000 South Sudanese refuges, mainly women and children, have flooded across the Ethiopian border since violence broke out in the young nation in mid-December last year amid escalating political tensions.

15 Dec 2013 description
report Sudan Tribune

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle

December 13, 2013 (ADDIS ABABA) - The United Nations refugee agency said on Friday that it is planning to resettle over 3,800 refugees in Ethiopia to a third country.

This follows record submissions for resettlement at the Tongo, Barahle and Bokolmanyo refugee camps, where resettlement has not not been previously conducted.

28 Oct 2013 description
report Sudan Tribune

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle

October 26, 2013 (ADDIS ABABA) – The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said on Saturday that it is set to relocate thousands of South Sudanese refugees who recently arrived in Ethiopia.

More than 5,700 South Sudanese refugees crossed into neighboring Ethiopia due conflict in Jonglie State.

UNHCR’s Senior Public Information Assistant, Metasebia Yilma, told Sudan Tribune that the group of newly arrivals will be relocated to a new site at Akugo, in Ethiopia’s Gambella region bordering South Sudan.

22 Jul 2013 description
report Sudan Tribune

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle

July 21, 2013 (ADDIS ABABA) – Thousands of South Sudanese have fled to Ethiopia to escape an armed conflict in eastern South Sudan, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said on Sunday.

The asylum seekers, mostly from Jonglei state’s Pibor county, are fleeing fighting between government troops and rebel fighters in the Boma area, near the Ethiopian border.

24 Jun 2013 description
report Sudan Tribune

June 22, 2013 (ADDIS ABABA) – Eritrean refugees crossing to neighbouring Ethiopia are on the rise, while the number entering Sudan has dropped compared to the previous year, according to the United Nation Higher Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

Eritrean refugees flee to Ethiopia in larger numbers via 16 entry points where they get primary assistance and provided with temporary shelters before they are transferred to one of the many refugee camps in the country’s two bordering regions, Tigrai and Afar.

29 May 2013 description
report Sudan Tribune

May 28, 2013 (Berahle, ETHIOPIA) – Thousands of Eritrean Afar refugees demonstrated at Berahle refugee camp located in Ethiopia’s Afar region only few kilometers away from the Eritrean border.

An estimated 3,000 refugees held the demonstration to protest against what they allege is an alleged genocide being committed by the totalitarian Asmara government against the Afar minority group.

“We call up on the United Nations and the international community to protect Eritrean Afars from an ethnic cleansing by the brutal regime” the refugees said in a declaration.

15 May 2013 description
report Sudan Tribune

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle

May 14, 2013 (ADDIS ABABA) - An Ethiopian federal policeman shot dead 14 innocent people in the northern west city of Bahirdar, a regional police source told Sudan Tribune on Tuesday.

Amhara regional police commissioner, Mulgeta Worku, said the shooter randomly opened fire on Sunday evening at around 9pm local time against residents of Abay Mado vicinity and against passers by.

The dead include children, women and elderly.