Ethiopia Arrests Returned Rebels, Denies Airstrikes, Fana Says

  • Oromo group accuses military of killing people in airstrikes

  • African nation is grappling with historic political opening

By Nizar Manek, 16 January 2019
(Bloomberg) --
Ethiopia’s government arrested hundreds of people from a rebel movement that returned to the Horn of Africa nation last year, rejecting claims it targeted the movement with airstrikes, the ruling party-funded Fana Broadcasting Corp. reported.
The 835 members of the Oromo Liberation Front, led by Dawud Ibsa, were armed, Fana said Wednesday. They were captured by a Command Post established amid conflict in a border area between Ethiopia’s Oromia and Benishangul-Gumuz states.
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