Nearly one million displaced in Ethiopia ethnic violence



Age-old ethnic tensions boiled over after Abiy Ahmed became prime minister, threatening to undermine his sweeping reforms aimed improving relations between Ethiopia’s more than 80 ethnic groups.

The International Committee of the Red Cross says nearly one million Ethiopians have been forced to flee their homes after a surge in local violence.

Fighting between the Oromo and Gedeo people has been taking place along the border areas of Gedeo and West Guji, creating a new IDP crisis for reform-minded Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

Al Jazeera’s Paul Chaderjian reports.



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