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  • Eritrea blames Ethiopia for border clash


    Eritrea says Ethiopia has launched an attack at the countries' contested border. Ethiopia has not commented.

    Fighting broke out on Sunday in the Tsorona area, about half-way along the heavily-militarised frontier.

    Residents on the Ethiopian side of the border reported hearing gunfire and seeing a large movement of troops and artillery towards the border.

    A peace deal in 2000 ended the countries' two-year war but it has not been fully implemented.

    The conflict, over the exact location of the border led to the deaths of an estimated 80,000 people.

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    Ethiopia "unleashed an attack against Eritrea on the Tsorona Central Front. The purpose and ramifications of this attack are not clear," the Eritrean governmentsaid in a short statement issued on Sunday night.

    It does not mention any casualties.

    Ethiopia's Information Minister Getachew Reda, who is out of the country, told the BBC he was not aware of the fighting.




    As part of the Algiers peace agreement signed in 2000 both countries agreed to accept the ruling of an independent boundary commission over the location of the frontier as "final and binding".

    But after the commission ruled that the disputed town of Badme was in Eritrea, Ethiopia at first refused to agree to the border demarcation and then called for dialogue before it would implement the decision.

    Eritrea rejected this and as a consequence the countries have since been in a state of "neither war nor peace", says the BBC's Emmanuel Igunza in Nairobi.

    Clashes at the border have happened in the past but they are rare occurrences.

    Eritrea last month marked 25 years since it gained independence from Ethiopia after a long civil war.



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  • Ethiopian marathon runner gets lost, then attacked by a dog

    A persevering stray dog provided a disconcerting sideshow and almost ruined the race of Ethiopia’s Mule Wasihun in the TCS World 10K on Sunday.

    (Deccan Herald)— Dogs chasing athletes isn’t an uncommon occurrence in the city but this one proved a bit too hard to shake off for the runner. Wasihun had built up a good lead in the race

    despite taking a wrong direction at one point when the dog took a liking to him near the Cubbon Park metro station.

    He started following Wasihun and menacingly closed in on him on a couple of occasions. Wasihun upped the pace and the dog did likewise, chasing him right along Ambedkar Veedhi and onto the Cubbon Park. The Ethiopian almost tripped over as the dog came in between his legs and he had to jump over the animal to avoid a fall. Sensing the presence of other strays in the park, the dog



    then beat a retreat but only after revealing an unwelcome side of the city to the world.

    Earlier in the race, Wasihun mistook directions and went off into Cubbon Park at the Queen’s Statue, when he should have been running up towards the Minsk Square. He returned only to find his

    lead cut significantly. The Ethiopian’s miserable day was complete when the hot pace took its toll and he eventually finished ninth.

    Mosinet Geremew of Ethiopia, meanwhile, retained the Men’s Elite crown while Peres Jepchirchir of Kenya powered to victory in the corresponding event for women.

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  • Daesh executes over a dozen Ethiopian Christians in Libya


    An image grab taken from a video reportedly released by the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group on May 11, 2016, shows men described as Ethiopian Christians kneeling on the ground in front of masked terrorists on a beach at an undisclosed location in Libya.

    The Daesh Takfiri terrorist group has released a new horrifying video purportedly showing the gruesome execution of at least 16 Ethiopian Christians in Libya.

    The 29-minute video, released on Wednesday, was composed of scenes from two different locations, one shot under some trees and the other one along a nearby seashore. In both locations, masked terrorists made the separated groups of victims kneel in front of them.



    In a statement read by one of the Takfiris, the victims, dressed in orange and black, were described as "followers of the cross from the enemy Ethiopian Church,” who neither pay a compulsory religious tax nor convert to what terrorists call Islam.



    Then, they executed those under trees by shooting in the back of their heads and decapitated the second group on the beach.

    This is not the first time Daesh committed such grisly crimes against Ethiopian Christians in Libya on similar grounds. Back in April, another video released by Daesh showed terrorists carrying out two separate executions of some 30 Ethiopians through shooting and beheading.

    The terror group has so far forced hundreds of thousands of Christians to flee from their homes in Iraq, Libya, and Syria. 



    Libya, where the military alliance of NATO helped overthrow longtime dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, has been experiencing a power vacuum and is considered by many to have withered into a failed state. Daesh, which is mainly active in Syria and Iraq, has seized upon the chaos to fan out through Libya and seize control of its northern city of Sirte.

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  • 19 kidnapped Ethiopian children recovered

    19 kidnapped Ethiopian children by South Sudanese Murle armed men recovered through the negotiation of Ethiopian government and the government of South Sudan.

    The Ethiopian Military have been finalized preparations to take military action against Murle armed men to recover kidnapped children. But according to the promised made by South Sudan government to return back the children through negotiation, 19 children rescued in the first round.

    South Sudan Deputy Defense Minister who is also member of Murle tribe, David Yawyaw made negotiation with regional administrators and clan elders to rescue the children.

    Ethiopia will strengthen its effort to recover the remaining kidnapped children.

    source: ebc


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