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21 killed in ethnic violence in Ethiopia

At least 21 people have been killed in two days of fighting between ethnic groups in southern Ethiopia, the state-affiliated Fana radio reported Friday. The violence broke out near the town of Moyale, on the border with Kenya, in a region claimed by both the Oromo, the largest ethnic group in

Somalia: 110 die from hunger in last 48 hours in just one region

•Drought threatens millions Somalia's prime minister announced Saturday that 110 people in a single region have died from hunger in the last 48 hours as a severe drought threatens millions of people across the country. It was the first death toll announced by Somalia's government since it declared the drought a national

France condemns terrorist attacks in Mali, Somalia

*Expresses concerns on Congo, Ukraine  ...Jude Johnson  The government of France has condemned terrorists’ attacks in Mali and Somalia that killed several people with many others injured. The Spokesman for the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, Mr. Romaine Nadal, said the attacks on the passengers of a coach in the

Somali lawmakers pick new president behind airport blast walls

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somali lawmakers voted for the country's president on Wednesday, gathering in the safety of Mogadishu's heavily fortified airport after months of delays and following threats from Islamist insurgents bent on derailing the elections. The voting process, which lasted months, began with 14,000 elders and regional figures choosing 275

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