In the oil-producing Niger Delta south, and – less reported but often the most deadly – there’s spiralling violence between pastoralist Fulani herders and local farmers in the northwest.
Ethiopia’s rate of 2.4 million new internally displaced people in 2018 far exceeded Syria’s. Reformist Abiy’s aggressive reform agenda has won praise, but shaking up Ethiopia’s government risks exacerbating several long-simmering ethnic rivalries.
In Beni Territory attacks have led more than 81,000 commercial farmers to abandon their fields and to a total revenue loss of some $1.9 billion.
There is donor fatigue regarding droughts in East Africa, and Addis Ababa has faced accusations it played down the severity of the crisis to keep the country from looking bad internationally.
More than 1.1 million people have been displaced in the central African nation, the “highest level ever”, as UN peacekeeping force hit by new controversy over sex abuses cases.
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