Ethnic clashes escalate in the Gambella region of Ethiopia
- At least 14 and possibly dozens have died in ethnic violence in the Itang administrative district of the western Ethiopian region.
- Gambella, host to more than a quarter-million Nuer refugees, has seen a cascade of retaliatory violence between the Nuer and Anuak ethnic communities since the fall.
- The Nuer refugees have fled from South Sudan as civil war persists, which has seen weapons transported to Ethiopia and further exacerbated the Gambella conflict.
“Ethnic clashes in Ethiopia’s Gambella kill dozens, official says” (Bloomberg via The Chicago Tribune)
“Ethnic clashes in Gambella region of Ethiopia between Nuer and Anyuak communities” (The Sudan Tribune)