ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia (Xinhua) --
Inter-clan clashes in Ethiopia’s Southern
Regional State has left 43 people dead since September, state
affiliated media outlet Fana Broadcasting Corporate (FBC)
reported on Tuesday.
In a press
statement, Police Commission of Southern Regional State, said
deadly inter-clan clashes in Gurage zone of the region since
September has left 43 people dead and more than 32,000
The deadly clashes
involved the Mesqan and Mareqo clans of Gurage ethnic group,
Commission said it has arrested 69 people, including local
government officials suspected of involvement in the deadly
The commission added
an arrest warrant has been issued for another 115 individuals
suspected of involvement in the inter-clan clashes in Gurage
Ethiopia follows an
ethnic federalism model, which has been credited with giving
self-governance rights to more than 80 ethnic groups that make
up the country’s estimated 100 million people.
claim that the ethnic federalism model magnifies ethnic
diversity at the expense of national unity, leading to
occasional ethnic tension and clashes.