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Ogaden Fossil Fuel Will Not Be Exploited Without the Consent of the Ogaden People through a Genuine Representative Government

Ogaden Fossil Fuel Will Not Be Exploited Without the Consent of the Ogaden People through a Genuine Representative Government

ONLF Press Release October14, 2014 ONLF is aware that a Chinese group and the Ethiopian regime are attempting to start exploiting Oil and Gas Resources in Ogaden at Jeexdin Gas fields, without the consent of the Ogaden people. Since the Ethiopian Army does not exercise full control of the Ogaden and ONLF is determined and can defend the Ogaden people’s […]

 
 

ONLF Liberation Army did not take part in the fight between Al-Shabab and Ethiopia on the Somali Border

ONLF Liberation Army did not take part in the fight between Al-Shabab and Ethiopia on the Somali Border

A man claiming to be the Governor of Bakool Region of Somalia told the VOA Somali service that a joint ONLF Liberation Army and Al-Shabab forces fought the Ethiopian Army and Somali National Army along the Somalia – Ogaden border on June 2-3, 2014. The Ogaden National liberation front did not take part in that fighting nor in any other […]

 
 

O.N.L.F Condemns Detention of Swedish Journalists by Ethiopia with the Assistance of the Puntland Authorities

O.N.L.F Condemns Detention of Swedish Journalists by Ethiopia with the Assistance of the Puntland Authorities

Press Release – 3 July 2011 ONLF have lost contact with two Swedish Photojournalists on their way to Ogaden from Puntland since July 1, 2011 and a pro-Ethiopian tabloid in Somali is reporting that The Ethiopian army arrested the two journalists, publishing their names and claiming that the Army killed some of their guides. ONLF also received a tip from […]

 
 

Follow up on the Killing of the WFP staff in the Ogaden

Follow up on the Killing of the WFP staff in the Ogaden

Monday 16 May 2011 The Ogaden National Liberation Front intelligence service has ascertained that the Ethiopian (Meles ) Army conducted the killing and abduction of UN local staff in the Ogaden jointly with the notorious militia of the Somali Regional administration. Both were conducting kill on sight operations on civilians in the areas of the Fafan valley between Babili and […]

 
 

Condemning the callous targeting of Humanitarian Workers in the Ogaden and the other of world parts

Condemning the callous targeting of Humanitarian Workers in the Ogaden and the other of world parts

15 May 2011 The Ogaden National Liberation Front condemns the cold-blooded and cowardly killing of Farhan Hamza in the Ogaden. ONLF firmly believes that the Ethiopian security forces perpetrated this act by, taking cue from the recent irresponsible comment by the British Ambassador to Ethiopia, who stated his government will take action against ONLF if it gets evidence of ONLF […]

 
 

ONLF Press release – EXTRA-ORDINARY RENDITION OF OGADEN REFUGEES BY DJIBOUTI TO ETHIOPIA

ONLF Press release – EXTRA-ORDINARY RENDITION OF OGADEN REFUGEES BY DJIBOUTI TO ETHIOPIA

3 February, 2011 The Djibouti government, in collaboration with Ethiopian security forces, has executed a Gestapo style operation resulting in the arrest and the extra-ordinary rendition to Ethiopia of nearly one hundred Ogaden refugees and legal residents living in Djibouti. This operation began on January 20, 2011, when Djibouti police joined by Ethiopian security officials raided more than thirty homes, […]

 
 

ONLF Press Release – ethnic cleansing campaign in the Ogaden

ONLF Press Release – ethnic cleansing campaign in the Ogaden

The Ethiopian Army unleashes widespread and vindictive ethnic cleansing campaign in the Ogaden The Ethiopian Army, fulfilling Meles Zenawi Callous call to punish the Ogaden people, has unleashed widespread ethnic cleansing campaign in the Ogaden. On January 16, 2011 the Ethiopian Army, stormed the police station at mid-night and took away 19 civilian detainees, who were rounded by the Ethiopian […]

 
 

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Brussels, 8 December 2010 ‐ Rare and moving testimony from an eyewitness to the severe and degrading human rights abuses being perpetrated in the Ogaden region of Ethiopia informed discussions in a cross-party hearing, entitled “Ethiopia’s Stalled Democracy: A Spotlight on the Ogaden” convened by Ms. Ana Gomes MEP in the European Parliament on 7 December 2010. Opening the hearing, […]

 
 

ONLF Forces Disrupts Ethiopian Army Mass Deportation of Ogaden Civilians

ONLF Forces Disrupts Ethiopian Army Mass Deportation of Ogaden Civilians

A brigade of the Ogaden National Liberation Front Army (ONLA) has engaged the Ethiopian Army on multiple fronts around Degahbur on this November 23 to 25. The ONLA has occupied the main road between Jigjiga and Degahbur at Geedi Aar and Obole localities. A company of the returning rogue soldiers who took part in the deportation of hundreds of prisoners […]

 
 

ONLF Press Release Concerning HRW report about Aid Abuse by Ethiopia

ONLF Press Release Concerning HRW report about Aid Abuse by Ethiopia

October 25, 2010 The Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) welcomes the recent Human Rights Watch (HRW) report titled “Ethiopia: Donor Aid Supports Repression”. However, ONLF believes that HRW had been extremely conservative in regard to the level of abuse, to extent of avoiding totally the Ogaden Somali territory where the level of repression is so rampant that the regime is […]