Archive | Ogaden

Somali Solidarity with the Oromo and Amhara peoples

By Yasiin Sugule The so-called Somali Regional President, Abdi Mohamud Omer made recently a public announcement video to divide the Ethiopian nations and nationalities. He started his speech by saying, “The citizens of the Somali Region are aware of the privilege gained under the TPLF rule, but my message is for the diaspora”. I am […]

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13 Ethiopian Soldiers killed in a heavy fighting between ONLF and Ethiopian soldiers

(Ogaden News Agency) — The Ogaden National Liberation Army (ONLA) is continuing its offensive against Ethiopian regime army and its associated militia. This offensive has intensified since the regimes army’s massacres of innocent civilians in other parts of Ethiopia as they had done previously in ogaden since 2007. Since November 2015, ONLA has been waylaying […]

Response to Somalis Burning OLF and Ethiopian flags

Dear Colleagues, I can understand your amazement at seeing some “Somalis” burning OLF and Ethiopian flags. However, what you need to know is that the woyane regime has been working very hard to create enmity between all nations in Ethiopia. And now that all peoples have waken up and are foiling thier divisitive tactics, they […]

The relationship beween Ethiopian terrorist regime and Al Shabab

By Girma Tessema Tola The US and the Europeans must condemn the Ethiopian government for gross human rights violations and mass killings of innocent Ethiopian people for exercising their constitutional rights. The US government has been muzzled naively considering the Ethiopian government dominated by one minority ethnic Tigre as an ally on war on terror. Truly, […]

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The Vicious Ethiopian Regime is Instigating Civil Wars between Somalis, Oromos and Amharas

ONLF Press Release After millions in Ethiopia, particularly from Oromo, Amhara and other nations staged peaceful demonstrations during last week and in November last year, the Ethiopian regime is resorting not only to killings, arbitrary detentions and inhumane torture of the peaceful demonstrators, but the regime is unleashing a very sinister plan that is intended […]

Ethiopia: it is time to stop the reign of terror of the Liyu Police

By Ali Mohamed (The Hill) — A U.S. financed para-military force known as the Liyu police are terrorizing the civilian population in the eastern Ethiopian Somali region without impunity. Three weeks ago, out of the gaze of the international media, the Liyu (Amharic for “First”) police slaughtered more than 40 villagers including women and children in Jama Dubad, a […]

OGADEN: Ethiopia’s Hidden Shame

By Graham Peebles The film centres around interviews conducted in Dadaab Refugee camp in Kenya in October 2014. And reveals the state terrorism taking place in the Ogaden region of Ethiopia.

For Somali-Ethiopians, life under TPLF rule worse than DERG regime

By Ahmed Ugas Yusuf | June 19, 2016 (Sahan Journal) — The most damning aspect of our communal character as Somali-Ethiopians is our inability to engage in a dispassionate analysis of politics and power dynamics. Instead of trying to understand and predict the behaviors of our rulers through political economy analysis, we invent emotional stories and […]

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Ethiopian Army Wantonly Massacres 51 Civilians in Ogaden

June 8, 2016 (ONLF) — The Ethiopian Army wantonly massacred 51 civilians in Jama’ Dubad village near Gashamo town on June 5, 2016. The army indiscriminately opened fire on unarmed civilians in the village centre,  shooting everybody in sight, not sparing women, children or the elderly. After the army started the massacre, many villagers run […]

Ethiopia: 70 Killed in Clashes Between Liyuu Police and armed tribe in Gashaamo

Jigjiga, Ogaden —At least 70 people were reportedly killed after clashes between an armed tribe ( Habar Yonis) and the Ethiopian security forces erupted in Jama Dubbad, about 40 kilometers South-Eastern of the district town of Gashamo, in the Province of Degahbur, according to residents. “The Ethiopian government-backed paramilitary force better known as Special (Liyuu) Police […]

‘Ethiopia is Boiling’: Rebel group’s founder warns of new Arab Spring

South Africa, May 9 (Daily Maverick) — After 30 years of unsuccessful protests, even violence, Abdirahman Mahdi, the Ogaden National Liberation Front’s (ONLF) foreign secretary and founding member, denies it is time for the Somali rebel group to give up their dream of self-determination and warns of an Arab Spring-style insurrection in Ethiopia. Mahdi was […]

Deadly Ogaden floods soak Jigjiga

By Ahmed Abdi Jigjiga, Ogaden: Heavy rain and flash floods have killed at least 25 and left 84 others injured on Sunday, along the Fafen river in the occupied nation’s capital of Jigjiga, local residents said. The residents said the extreme flooding caused the fafen river to burst its banks after midnight (2:00 AM) while […]

Ogaden: OPRO Urges UN to Avert Oil Deal Between Ethiopia, Djibouti and China

On the occasion of the 31st Session of UN Human Rights Council, on 22 March 2016, the Ogaden People’s Rights Organization (OPRO) reiterated the need to address the plight of the region’s population which – if the oil deal that has recently been struck by Ethiopia, China and Djibouti is pushed through as planned – […]

Ethiopia closes Shabelle river water going to Somalia

(Shabelle News) — The leader of Somali regional federal state of Ethiopia Abdi Mohamud Omar (Iley) said they have deliberately stopped the water flow into Shabelle rivers, the main resources of Somalis. “We are storing Shabelle river water flow behind the walls for a dam purpose and irrigation of our own farming fields in Somali […]

Chinas-Ethiopia- Djibouti Gas Exploitation in Ogaden

ONLF Statement On March 3, 2016, the Djiboutian President participated in ceremony held for the laying of the foundation stone for a new mega gas project, which comprises a natural gas pipeline, a liquefaction plant and an export terminal at Damerjog, Djibouti from the Ogaden as reported by Global Energy. What China, Ethiopia and Djibouti […]

Ogaden Somali Communities Around the World hold Memorial To The Murdered Civilians

By Ahmed Abdi  The Ogaden Somali communities around the World held a memorial to remember the lives that Ethiopian security forces killed in their country of origin. Ogaden Somalis in Sweden, Canada, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Finland and Kenya’s Nairobi and Ifo held the event last week. Communities in the UK, Yemen, and many others […]

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