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Uneasy peace & simmering conflict: The Ethiopian town where three flags fly

16 May

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Tom Gardner in Moyale, The Guardian
 

Fresh tension in a disputed area has reopened old wounds between the Oromia and Somali states, as ethnic federalism fails to contain violence

Three different flags flutter in the breeze along the road that runs through Moyale in southern Ethiopia. The first is green, yellow and red: the colours of the Ethiopian federal state. Then, on the side of the road: red, black and white, with a tree in the centre, the colours of the Oromo. And a third: the green, white and red, with a camel in one corner, of Somalia.
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