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.

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    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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