Ethiopian army banned from Oromia-Somali areas amid peace efforts

The Ethiopian government has disclosed that the army has effectively been banned from playing any role in the search for peace in a boundary crisis between the Oromia and Somali regional states. Information Minister Negeri Lencho at a press briefing said as part of peace efforts in the wake of recent deadly clashes, the government was tackling the source of the tensions but also actively helping displaced persons with much needed assistance. A high-powered government delegation led by deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen is said to have visited displaced persons…

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