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Identity & citizenship: Why questioning whether the Nuer is Ethiopian?

2 May

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Bol Buony Nyuot*

May 01, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —– Are all Nuers of Gambella refugees really as anti-peace campaigners recently exposed? Was there UNHCR in the world when Nuer lived at Matar, Kurthoony…and Jokow?
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Past volence Gambellans suffered feared to flare into anger, as military rule is imposed; feared to become TPLF’s another nightmare

26 Apr

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Clea Broadhurst, RFI

Clashes between different ethnic groups in west Ethiopia left 14 dead this weekend, while UN and MSF offices were targeted by angry protesters. Tensions have been rising these past months in Gambella, the region which has a population of 300,000 but has taken in 270,000 mainly Nuer refugees fleeing the conflict in neighbouring South Sudan.
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The White Army and mythology in South Sudan political violence

17 Apr

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Jacob Chol*

    “In response to the South Sudan state’s inability to provide security, however, new groups have emerged. For instance, Azande militants created? the Arrow Boys in response to the activities of the Ugandan Lord’s Resistance Army in Western Equatoria State (Adeba 2015) in 2014. Amongst the Bor Dinka, an armed group called the Bor Panda Youth has emerged and was implicated in the killing of Nuer internally displaced persons (IDPs) under United Nations protection in April 2014 (Ibid). Moreover, a notorious group called the Maaban Defense Force became known to the world in August 2014 when it killed six Nuer aid workers, forcing aid organizations to halt activities in Maaban County of Upper Nile State.

    These groups are typically transitory in nature, tribally based, defensive in orientation, and lacking any ideology or long-term objectives. The White Army is an exception, however, having played an active part in Sudan’s second civil war in 1983-2005. While similar armed groups remained under community control, the White Army became an independent entity that was sometimes destructive to the community from which it originated (Young 2007). Smearing their faces with white ash to protect themselves from bugs, members of the group presented a fearsome aspect to both their enemies and their fellow Nuer.”

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TPLF’s aim to thrive thru ethnic division leaves the door wide open in Ethiopia to South Sudan’s problems in Gambella: deaths & destructions reports Nyamilepedia

6 Feb

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
Feb 05, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —- Armed youth groups from Anyuak community from Gok Woreda of Gambella region stormed Pinyudu Refugees Camp – inhabited by Nuer refugees – in a rampant killing of unarmed Nuer refugees in what is viewed as the continuation of Gambella incident where the Anyuak killed the Nuer in a fight triggered by the land dispute, Yien Thargoany from the region has contacted Nyamilepedia newsroom. The blocks in the camp occupied by Lou Nuer and Gajiok Nuer were the ones hit the hardest by rowdy Anyuak youth.
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GAMBELLA UPDATE: ጋምቤላ በአስፈሪ ቀውጢ ወቅት፡ የኢትዮጵያ ችግሮች መበራከት!

3 Feb

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)


TPLF-instigated ethnic conflicts increase Ethiopia’s instability: Gambella’s case & Nuer & Anyuak fights, a feature of TPLF’s divide & rule to permanently force them lose their lands

31 Jan

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

January 29, 2016 (GAMBELLA) – Deadly clashes occurred on Thursday and continued on Friday in the Ethiopian region of Gambella between the two majority communities: Nuer and Anyuak.
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South Sudan government accused of backing Ethiopian rebels

19 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

    Editors’s Note:

    South Sudan denies hosting Ethiopian rebels in its territory, see news report

March 18, 2015 (KAMPALA) – Officials of the opposition faction of the Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Movement (SPLM-IO) led by former vice-president, Riek Machar, have accused president Salva Kiir’s government of backing new Ethiopian rebels against Addis Ababa.
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Human rights crimes on both sides in S. Sudan; Museveni not be allowed to escape this unscathed

17 Jan

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory
By Robyn Dixon

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Both sides in South Sudan’s new war have committed “appalling crimes,” according to a Human Rights Watch report Thursday, offering a grim picture of massacres, ethnic killings and looting of humanitarian aid.
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