At least 21 people were killed on Thursday and Friday in minority violence in a southern Ethiopian town where members of the Oromo and Somali groups live together, local radio Fana, close to the authorities said.

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The violence took place on the Ethiopian side of the city of Moyal on the border with Kenya, claimed by the Oromo region and Somaliland. The radio quoted Suryani Mohammed, deputy director of the communications department in the Somali region, as saying that 61 people were also wounded.

In 2017, clashes between the two groups along the border between the two regions led to the displacement of more than one million people.

Violence reigns elsewhere across the country, mostly around the country.

These differences began during the first months of the new reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who took office in April.

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Nearly one million people were forced to flee their homes after fierce fighting between the Oromo and the southern Guido minority broke out shortly after his appointment.

Abyei, however, doubles calls for peace in his country with major reforms. Thousands of dissidents and journalists have been released, making peace with his former enemy, Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki.

He also announced the privatization of large public companies.

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