Violence in Ethiopia threatens to tear country apart

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  • Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “Violence in Ethiopia threatens to tear country apart” – below is their description.

    Many people have fled Ethiopia in recent months.

    In the region of Tigray, thousands have been killed during a military operation to capture fugitive local leaders.

    Ethnic conflicts have also led to the deaths of hundreds in other areas.

    The nation goes to the polls next week in the backdrop of this violence.

    Al Jazeera’s Mohammed Adow reports from Biki in the Somali region of Ethiopia.

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