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ONLF Statement – Response to Deliberate Misinformation propagated by IGAD secretary regarding ONLF

ONLF Statement – Response to Deliberate Misinformation propagated by IGAD secretary regarding ONLF

The Secretary of IGAD gave an interview to Geel TV which was placed on YouTube on October 4, 2013 and subsequently published on Ogadentoday web page. In that interview Mr Mahboub Maalin claims that “ONLF is a minor matter because of the changes of the development programmes and the growth that is taking place inEthiopia”. He further states that “People […]

 
 

The UNPO urges Ethiopian authorities to:

The UNPO urges Ethiopian authorities to:

Recommendations regarding the right to assembly Respect the state’s Constitution that protects the right to peaceful assembly (Article 30), and to assume its obligations under international treaties such as the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, whichEthiopiaratified in 1993. Recommendations regarding the freedom of expression: Abide by its own Constitution with special attention to Article 29 which grants all […]

 
 

ONLF Categorically Condemns the Callous Attack on Civilians in Kenya

ONLF Categorically Condemns the Callous Attack on Civilians in Kenya

ONLF Press Release 21 September 2013 Ogaden National Liberation Front categorically condemns the callous attack against civilians in Kenya. Targeting civilians in such a cowardly and senseless carnage shows the shallowness of the Ethos and visions of those who perpetrated this crime. ONLF sends condolences to all those affected and stands by the Kenyan people and government at this moment […]

 
 

Communique of the 6th Plenary Session of the ONLF Central Committee

Communique of the 6th Plenary Session of the ONLF Central Committee

The 6th plenary session of the Central Committee of the Ogaden National liberation Front (ONLF) was held between august 15, 2013 to August 23, 2013 and has concluded successfully. The plenary session, which was opened by ONLF chairperson, who gave a comprehensive report about the current situation in Ogaden, the Horn of Africa, the wider world, and the violent struggle of […]

 
 

Ethiopia begins massive conscription and redeployment of Troops to the Nile Dam

Ethiopia begins massive conscription and redeployment of Troops to the Nile Dam

Ogaden National Liberation Front Military Communique. The Ethiopian government has started to redeploy three elite divisions from Ogaden and Somalia on the Sudan border at the Nile Valley near the new dam construction site as a show of force against any possible threat from Egypt. Reliable sources indicate that similar massive movements of Ethiopian army are taking place from South and Central parts of […]

 
 

Plenary Session of the Executive Committee of ONLF June 28 2013 – ONLF Communique

Plenary Session of the Executive Committee of ONLF June 28 2013 – ONLF Communique

The Executive Committee of ONLF held its mid year Plenary Session in Istanbul,Turkey, in between 24 to 28 June 2013. The meeting, which occurred at a crucial period in the struggle of the Somali people in Ogaden for freedom, democracy and emancipation. The following agendas were presented to the meeting: The Communique : Plenary Session of the EC ONLFstanbul29J2013 Ogaden […]

 
 

Crimes against Humanity Perpetrated by the Somaliland Administration and the Ethiopian Regime

Crimes against Humanity Perpetrated by the Somaliland Administration and the Ethiopian Regime

On 20 May 2013 the self-proclaimed Somaliland Administration Abducted Abdirahman Hassan Abdullahi, a Somali from the Ogaden who was in transit at Berbera Airport to visit Yemen refugee camps where his family lives. He was tortured and harshly interrogated by the Hargeisa tribal militia and handed over to the Ethiopian security thugs who took him to an undisclosed location. Since […]

 
 

Ethiopian Army Massacre Civilians near Galashe Town

Ethiopian Army Massacre Civilians near Galashe Town

On May 21,2013, acontingent of the Ethiopian Army accompanied by the Liyu Police massacred ten members of an agro-pastoralist family near the town ofGalashe. The Ethiopian Army conducted the operation in order to create terror among the agro-pastoralists in the area after more than 70 Liyu police members deserted their battalion in Galalshe base. The Ethiopian Army recently told the […]

 
 

Ethiopia should stop organized displacement in the pastoralists areas; Ogaden region – By Yakume A.

Ethiopia should stop organized displacement in the pastoralists areas; Ogaden region – By Yakume A.

The 2013 Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD) (Ethiopia-HRD_Jan_June-2013-1) covering the first half of the year (Jan-June) was launched on 28 February. The document identifies emergency requirements in the food and non-food sectors based on the findings of the joint multi-sectoral assessment conducted from 20 November to 15 December 2012, as well as government early warning information. In the first half of […]

 
 

Ethiopian Army (EA) and Associated Militia occupy Ogaden Water wells During the Dry season

Ethiopian Army (EA) and Associated Militia occupy Ogaden Water wells During the Dry season

ONLF Press Release March 3, 2013 Since mid-February, the Ethiopian Army and its Associated militia-the Liyu Police has occupied most of Ogaden well during the rainy season and has imposed draconian scheme to collect illegal money on the poor agro pastoral communities. The EA is forcing the people to pay the following amounts of Ethiopian Bir per animal and per […]