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Egypt defends treatment of Ethiopian refugees

Although Egypt has received Oromo refugees from Ethiopia, it says it is not showing favoritism toward either side or trying to take advantage of the discord.
Ethiopian migrants, all members of the Oromo community of Ethiopia living in Malta, protest against the Ethiopian regime in Valletta, Malta, December 21, 2015. Protesters are calling on Malta and the European Union to stop support for the Ethiopian regime, and protested against the regime's plan to evict Oromo farmers to expand Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, according to the protest organisers. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi  MALTA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN MALTA - RTX1ZMDR
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CAIRO — On March 13, nearly 1,000 people of the Oromo ethnic community took part in a big ceremony celebrating the second anniversary of the Oromia Media Network (OMN), which opposes the ruling regime in Ethiopia.

The ceremony was the first event held by the Ethiopian opposition in Cairo since the outbreak of violence in Ethiopia between the government and the ethnic community in December. The violence arose over Ethiopia’s “master plan” to expand the capital, Addis Ababa, into large parts of Oromo farmlands without any actual compensation.

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