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Vol 43 No 11

Published 31st May 2002


Ethiopia

Friends and neighbours

Up to 200 people reportedly died in April, when fighting broke out in eastern Ethiopia along the road to Djibouti, causing fears that fuel might run short in Addis Ababa. Lorry drivers demanded army escorts after two were killed. The shooting was between two Ethiopian groups: Afars resisting incursions by Issa (Somalis) in search of grazing and water. Such clashes are not unusual but such intensity is.

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