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Ethiopia’s Oromiya region accuses OLA rebels of killing “many” people

Women walk in Dubluk camp for the people internally displaced by drought in Dubluk town, Oromiya region, Ethiopia on 6th March, 2023

Addis Abab, EthiopiaReuters The government of Ethiopia’s largest region, Oromiya, on Saturday accused the Oromo Liberation Army rebel group of killing “many civilians” in attacks that followed the failure of peace talks in Tanzania.  At least 36 people were killed when unidentified attackers struck three villages in Oromiya’s Shirka district on 24th and 27th November, […]

Ethiopia talks with rebel group OLA end without deal

Addis Ababa, EthiopiaReuters A second round of peace talks between Ethiopia’s government and a rebel group aimed at ending a decades-old conflict in the country’s largest region Oromiya has ended without a deal, both sides said on Tuesday.  The negotiations in Tanzania between the government and the Oromo Liberation Army (OLA) followed talks in April […]

Asia’s gig workers strive to match global gains on labour rights

Indonesia Jakarta food delivery workers

Bangkok, ThailandThomson Reuters Foundation Emboldened by the victories of delivery riders from New York to the Netherlands, gig workers in Asia are increasing pressure for better conditions from app-based businesses that have thrived during the pandemic. The platforms, like their counterparts in the United States or Europe, have taken advantage of lax labour protections to demand long […]