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Violence during Ethiopian protests was ethnically tinged, say eyewitnesses

Much of the fighting seen during protests in Ethiopia this week was ethnically tinged, eyewitnesses said on Saturday, describing attacks by young men from the Oromo ethnic group against people from other ethnic groups.

There were clashes in several cities in Oromiya, Ethiopia’s most populous province, underscoring the spectre of ethnic violence…

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Saudi Arabia working on removing Sudan from U.S. state sponsors of terrorism list - tweet

Saudi Arabia is working on removing Sudan from the United States’ list of state sponsors of terrorism, a foreign ministry tweet said on Sunday.

The tweet comes following a visit to Riyadh by the head of Sudan’s transitional sovereign council Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, and prime minister Abdalla Hamdok, during which they met with King Salman.

Saudi…

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Ethiopia postpones autonomy referendum for ethnic Sidama -Fana news agency

Ethiopia postponed by a week a referendum on self-determination for its ethnic Sidama community that would have created the country’s 10th autonomous region, Fana news agency reported on Tuesday.

The new date for the vote is Nov. 20 instead of Nov. 13, the delay caused by referendum preparations lagging behind, Fana cited an electoral board…

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Attacks kill 22 in Ethiopia's Amhara region - party official

Clashes between regional special forces and a minority ethnic group have killed at least 20 people in the past five days in Ethiopia’s northern state of Amhara, a local political official said on Thursday. 

The clashes are another headache for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, whose political and economic reforms in what was once one of Africa’s most…

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