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የሃገር ድንበር የማያስከብረው የሕወሃት ጦር ደቡብ ሱዳን አቋርጦ መግባቱንና የታገቱትን ልጆች ያሉበትን እየተከታተልኩ ነኝ ብሎ (ያላደረገውን) ሲቀባጥር፣ ደቡብ ሱዳን 32ቱን ከ125 ማስለቀቋን ካሳወቀች በኋላ፥ የአንድ አራተኛዎቹን መገኘት ዜና እንኳ መዘገብ አሳፍሮት ሕወሃት ድምጹን አጠፋ!

1 May

በከፍያለው ገብረመድኅን፥ The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 

አሶስየትድ ፕሬስ ቅዳሜ እንደዘገበው ከሆነ፣ የደቡብ ሱዳን መንግሥት ከ125 ታጋች ኢትዮጵያውያን መካከል 32ቱን ቦማ ውስጥ ማግኘቱን ገልጿል።

የቦማ ግዛት ተጠባባቂ አስተዳዳሪ ኦጋታን ቻን ልጆቹን ሊኳንጎሌ አስተዳደር (Likuangole County) ሥር ባሉ ሶስት መንደሮች ውስጥ ያገኟቸው ያካባቢው ሃገር ሽማግሌዎችና ባህላዊ አስተዳዳሪዎች መሆናቸውን ገልጸዋል። እነዚህም ከታጋችነት ነጻ የተደረጉት ዜጎች ከስሞኑ ከፒቦር ወደጆባ ተውስደው ወደ ኢትዮጵያ እንደሚላኩ አስተዳዳሪው አስታውቀዋል። ቀሪዎቹን ታጋቾችም እንደ ሚያፈላልጓቸው የሃገር ሽማግሌዎቹ መግለጻቸው ተጠቅሷል።
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39 gunshot victims seek care in South Sudan after Ethiopian border violence

29 Apr

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
The Red Cross (ICRC) Press Release
 

Juba – More than three dozen victims of violence have sought assistance at an International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)-supported hospital in Maiwut. The health facility is now providing medical and surgical care to the wounded of recent attacks near Gambella, Ethiopia, where nearly 200 people were killed and more than 100 children abducted.

Many of the 39 men, women and children admitted to the hospital are suffering from gunshot injuries as a result of the mid-April clashes along the Ethiopian border.

“The team has been working nonstop to deal with the influx of patients,” said Chiyuki Yoshida, the ICRC hospital project manager in Maiwut. “Overcrowding is a challenge since the hospital also continues to receive people affected by severe malnutrition, malaria and violence occurring elsewhere in South Sudan.”

Maiwut hospital is located in the Upper Nile region about 20 kilometers from Gambella. It is the only medical facility in the region providing surgical and advanced health care to the nearly 80,000 people living there.

The ICRC currently supports seven medical and primary health care facilities in South Sudan. Since January this year our teams have performed more than 1,600 surgeries.
 

Ethiopia, South Sudan, Sudan & Yemen said with the greatest needs for food aid thru 2016

26 Apr

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Fews.net Food Assistance Outlook Brief
 

This video version of FEWS NET’s Food Assistance Outlook Brief for April 2016, which projects humanitarian assistance needs in October 2016, shows:

    *   30 of the 34 countries that FEWS NET covers will have significant populations in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) or worse food insecurity

    *   El Niño, conflict, and macroeconomic issues are the primary drivers of food insecurity

    *   El Niño is dissipating but a transition to La Niña, which brings a different set of concerns, is more likely by the end of 2016

    *   Ethiopia, South Sudan, Sudan and Yemen are the countries with the greatest needs

    *   Severe and extensive drought in Southern Africa has significantly reduced crop production

 

Machar reportedly denied landing at Juba airport; is there coordination with the TPLF?

23 Apr

Editor’s Note:

    There is something kinky about this situation. At one point Machar was blaming the TPLF not giving him clearance for weapons, at another logistical problems were the reason for his delay. Now we hear that the Kiir regime is not allowing his plane to land.

    This comes a day after Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed “the decision of the Government of South Sudan to accept the compromise proposal on the arrangements for the return of First Vice President-designate Riek Machar to the country.” The Secretary-general Friday expressed the hope that the deal would enable the swift formation of the transitional unity government.
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Violence rocks Gambella!

23 Apr

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

A series of violence and mass killings has left Gambella—one of the nine federal states in Ethiopia—in a state of severe insecurity and trauma especially after another round of violence that occurred near Jewi Refugee Camp on Thursday, left as many as 21 people dead and seven others heavily wounded.
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Ethiopians need to peer into TPLF’s dodgy role in latest Gambella massacre, including its missteps & deliberate confusion of real culprits!

22 Apr

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

by Jason Parinkin & Elias Meseret, South Sudan leaders blame each other
 

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Ethiopian troops were operating in South Sudan on Thursday after crossing the border to rescue about 125 Ethiopian children who were kidnapped during a bloody cattle raid, and top officials from both countries sought to coordinate their efforts.
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Riek Machar no show at Juba: South Sudan peace at risk, say monitors

20 Apr

Editor’s Note:

    The love and secret liaison between the TPLF and Riek Machar would continue to be a problem for our subregion. We were not optimistic when the peace deal was finally operationalized into what seemed the final signature leading to the transitional government phase.
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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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