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O.N.L.F Condemnation of Terrorist Attack In Mogadishu, Somalia

O.N.L.F Condemnation of Terrorist Attack In Mogadishu, Somalia

9 October 2011 The Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) strongly condemns the brutal and barbaric terrorist attack against innocent civilians in Mogadishu which resulted in the death of over 100 people, mainly students, this past Tuesday. This attack by the enemies of the Somali people and nation demonstrates the extent to which those forces determined to prevent peace, progress and democracy in Somalia are willing to go. The perpetrators of […]

 
 

Cholera outbreak in Ogaden

Cholera outbreak in Ogaden

Press Release October 2, 2011 For the last few weeks, there had been an outbreak of cholera in Korahe region (qabri-daharre) of Ogaden. The Ogaden National liberation Front health officer of the region has reported more than 50 fatalities. The conservative estimate of the people affected by the Cholera is about one thousand and the situation is critical. The health […]

 
 

Event At United Nations: Oppression In Ethiopia’s Ogaden Region

Event At United Nations: Oppression In Ethiopia’s Ogaden Region

  Tuesday, 13 September 2011, UNPO and the Society for Threatened Peoples will co-host an event at the 18th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council. This event, titled Oppression in the Ogaden: Human Rights in Ethiopia’s Somali Region, will be held in the Palais des Nations from 11:00 – 13:00. The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) and […]

 
 

ONLF Press Release – Swedish Journalists Charged With Terrorism Represents Gross Miscarriage Of Justice

ONLF Press Release – Swedish Journalists Charged With Terrorism Represents Gross Miscarriage Of Justice

  8 September 2011 The Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) strongly condemns the charging of Swedish journalists Johan Persson and Martin Schibbye with terrorism by the Ethiopian regime on the 7th of September 2011.  charge these journalists with terrorism represents a gross miscarriage of justice and as such these charges should be dropped immediately. Charging Mr. Persson and Mr Schibbye […]

 
 

Military Communique – Ethiopian Army’s aggression intended to pave the Way for Chinese exploitation of Ogaden Oil and Gas disrupted

Military Communique – Ethiopian Army’s aggression intended to pave the Way for Chinese exploitation of Ogaden Oil and Gas disrupted

  September 1 2011 Ogaden National Liberation Front Brigades from the Ethiopian Army in Ba’bili, Jigjiga, Degahmadow and Degahbur have launched a joint attack against ONLF forces on the 30th of August, after the Ogaden National Liberation Army (ONLA) pushed back Elite troops from the Prime Ministers Special Forces who were trying to escort a Chinese team to Obole oil […]

 
 

Unholy Tri-partite deal Between China, Ethiopia and Hargeisa Administration

Unholy Tri-partite deal Between China, Ethiopia and Hargeisa Administration

Press Release August 24 2011 The recently publicised deal between China, Ethiopia and the Northern Somalia regional administration of Hargeisa regarding building a refinery in Berbera port of Somalia, a gas pipeline for Ogaden Gas and Oil, and a proposed road through Ogaden Somali Territory is a pipe dream that will not go beyond the drawing boards of those who […]

 
 

Press Release – Assassination of an Ogaden Community leader in IFO refugee Camp in Kenya

Press Release – Assassination of an Ogaden Community leader in IFO refugee Camp in Kenya

Press Release August 20 2011 Assassination of an Ogaden Community leader in IFO refugee Camp in Kenya An assassin has shot Mr Abdirizak Mohamed Abdi (Tiba), a community leader from Ogaden under the protection of the UN and the Kenyan government in IFO refugee camp in Kenya on August 19 2011 at noon.  Mr Abdi was fifty years old. He […]

 
 

WHY OGADEN ISN’T IN THE NEWS – IS THE WOOL BEING PULLED OVER OUR EYES?

WHY OGADEN ISN’T IN THE NEWS – IS THE WOOL BEING PULLED OVER OUR EYES?

By, SUSAN SACIRBEY Drought and famine have overtaken Ogaden, situated in the Horn of Africa. Eight children are dying every day as a result. But is there more than lack of food and water responsible for their deaths? Why hasn’t the territory “Ogaden” become a household name in our vocabulary? —- Some history and politics to help you form your […]

 
 

ETHIOPIA USES FOOD AID AS WEAPON OF REPRESSION AMID FAMINE

ETHIOPIA USES FOOD AID AS WEAPON OF REPRESSION AMID FAMINE

7 August 2011 The BBC Newsnight investigative report titled “ Ethiopia Using Aid As A Weapon Of Repression” aired on the 4th of August 2011 represents an accurate portrayal of the state of affairs in Ethiopia and correctly represents the conduct of the regime led by Meles Zenawi as it relates to using food aid as a weapon of repression. […]

 
 

ONLF Statement – Regarding Ethiopian Government Award of Ogaden Gas and Petroleum Field to a Chinese Company

ONLF Statement – Regarding Ethiopian Government Award of Ogaden Gas and Petroleum Field to a Chinese Company

August 2 2011 The announcement that PetroTrans Company Ltd has contracted with the criminal Ethiopian Regime of Meles Zenawi to robe the Ogaden people of their natural resources, which is committing War Crimes and imposing Economic and aid blockade at time of a famine is a declaration of war against the Ogaden people. Since 2007, after the Obole incidence, The […]