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Banishangul Gumuz Regional state

Addis Abeba, November 16/2020 – The Benishangul Gumuz regional state peace and security bureau head Gashu Dugaz said some 20 people who are alleged to have committed the killing of at least 34 civilians over the weekend were “eliminated” after a coordinated military measure between the federal army, the federal …

By Siyanne Mekonnen @Siyaanne Addis Abeba, October 26/2020 – News of sustained attacks targeting civilians has been coming out of Benishangul Gumuz regional state, Metekel Zone, since the first week of September, 2020. Ethiopian social media is replete with graphic images of victims whose lives are brutally cut short including …

By Siyanne Mekonnen @Siyaanne Addis Abeba, October 14/2020 – After expressing disdain at the killings in Metekel Zone, Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen stated that civilians must be enabled to “defend themselves” against the continued attacks. He said that “there is no other option” for the locals other than “organizing …