Don't Miss

Ethiopia want to fight armed forces near South Sudan

By on April 21, 2016

Ethiopia’s army is trying to rescue 108 women and children abducted in a cross-border raid in the western Gambella region, the government says.
It blamed Friday’s raid, in which 208 people died, on the Murle community from neighbouring South Sudan.
The targets of the raid were members of the Nuer ethnic group who live in both South Sudan and Ethiopia.
The government said the army had killed 60 of those who carried out the attack.
The Murle have previously been accused of carrying out cattle raids and stealing children to raise as their own.

Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said in an address to the nation on Sunday that Ethiopia was seeking permission to cross the border for a joint military operation with South Sudan.

The prime minister added that “primitive and destructive forces kill people here at various times by moving from place to place”.

Mr Hailemariam said neither South Sudan’s army nor rebel forces were involved in Friday’s attack.

About AfricaTimes

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.