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ONLF Statement On Independence of Republic of South Sudan

ONLF Statement On Independence of Republic of South Sudan

9 July 2011 The Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) on behalf of the people of Ogaden and the leadership and members of the ONLF extends it’s congratulations to the people of the Republic of South Sudan this 9th of July 2011 on the occasion of the independence of Africa newest country. The people of Ogaden have followed closely the legitimate […]

 
 

Urgent Drought Appeal For Ogaden

Urgent Drought Appeal For Ogaden

7 July 2011 Due to the failure of the “Gu” seasonal rains, the Ogaden is currently undergoing a severe drought the likes of which have not been witnessed for decades. The populations of Liiban, Afdheer, Shabelle, Qorahay and Wardheer provinces are experiencing severe strain due to lack of rains and drying water wells. We are beginning to see widespread signs […]

 
 

O.N.L.F Statement On Arrest of Two Swedish Photojournalist

O.N.L.F Statement On Arrest of Two Swedish Photojournalist

5 July 2011 The Ethiopian regimes claims that 15 ONLF fighters were killed and others captured along with the two Swedish journalists targeted by the regime has no basis in reality. No ONLF forces have been killed in any engagement related to this incident nor are there any ONLF fighters in the regimes custody as a result of their attack […]

 
 

ONLF Condemns Assassination of Central Committee Member

ONLF Condemns Assassination of Central Committee Member

On the evening of 19 June 2011. ONLF Central Committee member Abdirahman Abdullaahi Muhumad (Sayid) was assassinated in Nairobi, Kenya by intelligence operatives of the TPLF regime currently in power in Ethiopia. Mr. Abdi Abdullaahi was unarmed and alone when Ethiopian intelligence agents fired several shots killing him instantly. The Ethiopian intelligence agents are still at large and armed in […]

 
 

Statement by ONLF – Mass Killings of Rural Communities in Ogaden

Statement by ONLF – Mass Killings of Rural Communities in Ogaden

17 May 2011 On the 7 May 2011, the Ethiopian Army in collaboration with local “special police” began carrying out a pogrom in the regions of Nogob (Fik) and Jarar (Degahbur) along the Fafan valley. So far, the Ogaden National Liberation Front intelligence Unit had found out that more than one hundred people are either missing or found dead. The […]

 
 

ONLF Statement On Ethiopian Denial Of ICRC Access To Ogaden

ONLF Statement On Ethiopian Denial Of ICRC Access To Ogaden

4 May 2011 The denial of ICRC to go to Ogaden to fulfill its humanitarian obligations is clear demonstration of the Ethiopian regime’s policy of concealing the routine torture of inmates in numerous prisons in Ogaden and the collective punishment of our innocent civilian population. The regime is clearly hiding the war crimes it commits on a daily basis in […]

 
 

URGENT DRAUGHT MITIGATION APPEAL

URGENT DRAUGHT MITIGATION APPEAL

15 March 2011 The Ogaden as with most Horn of African regions is under the grips of severe draught. The Deir rains had failed and since then the livelihood of both people and livestock has been steadily deteriorating. The draught has now reached a stage where both people and animals are dying. The draught in the Ogaden is more lethal […]

 
 

O.N.L.F Statement On South Sudan Referendum

O.N.L.F Statement On South Sudan Referendum

14 January 2011 In 1981 the OAU committee mediating between Somalia and Ethiopia regarding the conflict in the Ogaden ,declared that the Ogaden is part of Ethiopia. That decision was based on the 1964 resolution of the OAU promulgated in Cairo regarding the sanctity of the African borders left by colonialism. That unjust resolution in no way took into account […]

 
 

RESOLUTION OF THE FIFTH PLENARY SESSION OF THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF ONLF

RESOLUTION OF THE FIFTH PLENARY SESSION OF THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF ONLF

The 5th plenary session of the Central Committee of the Ogaden National Liberation Front was held between 25th December 2010 to 1st January 2011. The session was attended by CC members of the Ogaden National Liberation Front both from inside and outside of Ogaden. The session was held at a time when the whole of the Horn of Africa, specially […]

 
 

ONLF Statement On Oil Exploration & Security In Ogaden

ONLF Statement On Oil Exploration & Security In Ogaden

4 September 2010 The Ethiopian regimes Mines and Energy Minister, Alemayehu Tegenu recent interview with Reuters in which he claimed that his regime’s military is in control of Ogaden is wishful thinking and is designed to give a false sense of security to oil firms who seek to exploit the oil resources of Ogaden. The facts are that Ogaden remains […]