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Ethnic Dispute Leaves 30 Dead in Central Nigeria

Posted October 17th, 2012 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in central Nigeria say at least 30 people have been killed in fighting between Muslim herdsmen and Christian villagers. Officials say the fighting occurred Sunday in Benue state when the mainly Fulani herdsmen attacked a village of Christian Tivs, burning homes and farmland and leaving several injured. Police say the clash was triggered by […]

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Burmese Ethnic Group Calls for Political Negotiations

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 1:25 am (UTC-5)
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A Burmese ethnic group says it will not end its civil war until the government agrees to seek a political solution to the conflict. Lanyaw Zawang Hra, the chairman of the Kachin Independence Organization, spelled out his terms Monday in a letter to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Mr. Ban has been seeking negotiations to end […]

Kyrgyzstan Marks One-Year Anniversary of Ethnic Violence

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 3:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Kyrgyz President Roza Otunbayeva has marked the one-year anniversary of ethnic violence in the southern part of the country by attending a memorial service to honor the victims of the clashes. Speaking in the city of Osh Friday, Ms. Otunbayeva unveiled a marble statue known as Mothers’ Tears. It depicts two women, one Kyrgyz and […]

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