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Was the constitution an issue?

Was the constitution an issue?

After walking out of the recent peace conference with the ONLF, the Ethiopian delegation released a statement spelling out the reason they left the conference via their embassy in Nairobi, Kenya. “The peace talks failed after the ONLF group refused to accept and respect the constitution of Ethiopia and work within the constitutional framework,” the statement said. On its part, […]

 
 

Can the people of the Horn of Africa establish a common union based on justice and equality?

Can the people of the Horn of Africa establish a common union based on justice and equality?

  We’re witnessing lately the formation of sub-regional unions and the coming together of nations who share adjacent geographic locations, interests and common destiny. These unions are necessitated, among other things, by their mutual inter-connection and desire to survive collectively in this rapidly changing globalized world, and to compete internationally. It has been established that no nation can participate and […]

 
 

THE CASE OF WESTREN SOMALILAND (OGADEN): AN INTERNATIONAL LEGAL PERSPECTIVE

THE CASE OF WESTREN SOMALILAND (OGADEN): AN INTERNATIONAL LEGAL PERSPECTIVE

Legal and historical document written by Professor Reisman( mireisman ) who teaches at Yale Law School. The present essay draws on work he and Professor Myres S. McDougal (Yale Law School) have been engaged in jointly. Excerpt – In 1884, the British attempted to delimit the inland boundaries of the Somali protectorate with Italy, which purported to have a protectorate over […]

 
 

ONLF PRESS CONFERENCE- NAIROBI KENYA 18/10/2012

ONLF PRESS CONFERENCE- NAIROBI KENYA 18/10/2012

ONLF Foreign Secretary, HE Abdirahman Sheekh Mahdi ‘Maadey’, speaks to the media in Nairobi, Kenya and explains how the peace talks between Ethiopia and ONLF ‘stalled’: ONA.

 
 

Commemorating World Food Day: The Ogaden Famine is Manmade – by Dr. Mohamud Ugas

Commemorating World Food Day: The Ogaden Famine is Manmade – by Dr. Mohamud Ugas

Editor’s Note: The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) had designed October 16, 1976 as World Food Day. This event is commemorated every year around the world with the focus being, according to FOA, “to raises awareness and understanding of approaches to ending hunger.” Accordingly, every year a theme is chosen to mark this event and this year’s theme […]

 
 

Communique – The Peace Talks Between the ONLF and the Ethiopian Government Stall

Communique – The Peace Talks Between the ONLF and the Ethiopian Government Stall

  October 17, 2012 The second round of peace talks between the Ogaden National Liberation Front and the Ethiopian government mediated by Kenya was held in Nairobi between 15 to 17 October 2012.  Abdirahman Mahdi, ONLF Foreign Bureau Secretary,  led the ONLF delegation. The Ethiopian delegation was led by the Defense Minister Seraj Fegesa. The Kenyan government mediation team was […]

 
 

Survival – Land grabs in Ethiopia leave tribes hungry on World Food Day

Survival – Land grabs in Ethiopia leave tribes hungry on World Food Day

One Mursi man told Survival International how the process of villagization is destroying his family. ‘The government is throwing our sorghum in the river.  It has cleaned up the crops and put them in the river. I only have a few sacks left…We are waiting to die. We are crying. When the government collects people into one village there will […]

 
 

Who was behind the murder of Dr. Mohamed Sirad Dolal? »

Who was behind the murder of Dr. Mohamed Sirad Dolal? »

Many people opted to defer to the future the controversial issues surrounding the gruesome murder of Dr. Mohamed Sirad Dolal in January2009 in Ogaden by Ethiopian troops, hoping that the truth will finally come out and put this matter to rest. They were not disappointed. Strange as it is, a recently smuggled video material from the personal archives of the […]

 
 

In Ethiopia: A War on Humanitarian Agencies and Staff -“Safety and Protection of the Humanitarian Agencies and Staff: A Vital Humanitarian Concern” – by A Yakume

In Ethiopia: A War on Humanitarian Agencies and Staff -“Safety and Protection of the Humanitarian Agencies and Staff: A Vital Humanitarian Concern” – by A Yakume

 1.      Humanitarian Crisis in the Ogaden Region Somali region (Ogaden) isEthiopia’s ‘ownDarfur, where government runs war and organized human genocide, and blocks food aid delivery and trade, humanitarian access in the region. Women, children and older people are the most vulnerable groups to suffer abuse and violence and misuse of humanitarian aid in these regions. Ogaden humanitarian crisis is the […]

 
 

The Malqaqa Massacre Revisited

The Malqaqa Massacre Revisited

In June 10, 2010 Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) issued a press release about a massacre that has taken place in a place called Malqaqa in Ogaden. We listed the names of 40 victims and gave details of how the innocent civilians were hunted down, rounded up, and summarily executed by the Ethiopian army and the Liyuu Police militias. We […]