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Ethiopia to Charge Restive Region's Former Leader with Civil War Plot

Prosecutors will charge the former head of Ethiopia's strife-torn Somali region and dozens of other officials with plotting to incite a civil war and ordering abuses including beheadings, officials said Friday. Abdi Mohammed Omer was arrested after three days of deadly violence in the regional capital Jijiga in August. Rights groups said his administration had set out to provoke ethnic bloodshed and had ordered a paramilitary force to attack minorities. After a five-month...

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