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Somalis clash over scarce water

The severe drought in East Africa has led to fighting over water resources between Somali tribes in Ethiopia. At least 12 people have died and over 20 have been wounded in clashes in Yamarug village on the Somali border. Fighting broke out on Wednesday after the drought in the region increased competition for water and pasture. The clashes were between members of the Marehan and Majereteen factions of the Darod clan. Parts of Somalia are in the grip of the worst dought in 40 years. “The fighting has not stopped and miltiamen from both sides heading to reinforce the area,” an unnamed local official told the AFP news agency. Full Story

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