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Thousands of Kenyans flee to Ethiopia after tribal fighting


December 8, 2013 (ADDIS ABABA) – Thousands of Kenyans have fled into Ethiopia after deadly tribal clashes in the country’s north, near the border with Ethiopia.

The fighting broke out this week near the town of Moyale between the Borana community on one side and a joint force of Burji and Gabra tribes on the other.

Some 30 people have reportedly been killed in the fighting and many injured forcing thousands to flee across into Ethiopia.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and Ethiopian government officials were unavailable for comment on Sunday.

However sources told Sudan Tribune that some 25,000 Kenyans have crossed into Ethiopia during the weekend.

The Kenyan government on Saturday deployed its forces to quell the violence.

Armed conflicts between the two rival communities are common mainly over land, water and land-grazing rights.

Last year more than 40,000 Kenyans fled to Ethiopia after deadly clashes erupted between the two sides.

Such conflicts are also common on the Ethiopian side between Borana and Garri clans routinely clashing over disputes of natural resource ownership.


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  • 9 December 2013 11:13, by Jalaby

    Shit!! tribal fighting is every where in Africa, Africans people will never feel the rest unless they kill each others for nonsense!
    I believe it’s just a matter of time till Dinka people in S Sudan kill each others too, for instance, Dinka Bor kill Dinka Twic,Dinka Twic kill Dinka Nyarweng, Dinka Nyarweng kill Dinka Ciec,Dinka Ciec kill Dinka Atwot,Dinka Atwot Kill

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    • 9 December 2013 11:18, by Jalaby

      Dinka Aliab and Dinka Aliab kill Dinka Bor, absolutely, Dinka Agar will never feel the rest unless they kill their neighbor of Dinka Rek!!!!
      BTW, Malik Agar has nothing to do with Dinka Agar, it’s just coincident name!
      Dinka should stop killing each others over cows and girls!!

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    • 9 December 2013 11:25, by moto


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