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Heavy clashes breakout between ONLF and Ethiopian forces

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Heavy clashes have erupted in the conflict-ridden Somali regional state on Sunday night between Ethiopian forces and the rebel Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF). Eyewitnesses in Wacays-Godle in Degehbur zone told media in the neighbouring Somalia the Ethiopians imposed a 24-hour curfew in the restive district following renewed clashes. The unrest erupted on Sunday night […]


Ethiopia sacks the president of Somali Region

Abdi Iley

The Ethiopian federal government has sacked the president of the Somali regional state according to reports in the regional administrative capital Jigjiga. The ouster of Abdi Mohamud Omar comes on the heels of growing local, regional and international accusations of widespread abuses in the region. Mr Omar has been accused of torturing, killing and the […]


Ethiopia: Resolve Ogaden Coalition urges ONLF and the Ethiopia government to revive stalled peace talks

Resolve Ogaden

            PRESS RELEASE   Resolve Ogaden Coalition is disappointed to learn that peace talks between the Ogaden National Liberation Front and the Ethiopian government have come to a standstill, as a result of the Ethiopian government’s apparent violation of key principles agreed upon during preliminary talks held in Nairobi, Kenya on the 6th and 7th […]


ETHIOPIA: A wave of atrocities against villages in Ogaden

Refugee women and children in Somaliland who fled their homes in Ethiopia as a result of a "Liyu police" operation, April 2012.

ADDIS ABABA – “No proper evidence has reached the world until now” The task force that arrested and wounded the Swedish journalists Martin Schibbye and Johan Persson in Ethiopia are now accused of widespread abuses in the Ogaden province. Swedish Television’s Africa correspondent Johan Ripås has become privy to further documentation, smuggled out of Ethiopia. […]


Ethiopia in talks over restive region

JIGJIGA — Addis Ababa holding talks with rebel group for restoring peace in conflict-ridden Ogaden region. Over the past 15 years, the Ogaden area in Ethiopia has been ravaged by conflict that’s killed thousands of people. The region borders Djibouti, Kenya, and Somalia and many of its residents are ethnic Somali Muslims. In 2007, Ethiopian […]


Ethiopia:Ogaden Human Right committee welcomes Peace talks between Ethiopia and ONLF


  15 September 2012.   On Friday (Ogadentoday Press) – The Genève based Ogaden Human Right committee has welcomed wholeheartedly, the new negotiation between Ogaden Rebel, Ogaden National Liberation Front and government of Ethiopia, In a statement sent via email to Ogadentoday Press. According to an emailed press-release statement via to Ogadentoday Press, OHRC said […]


Ethiopia pardons two jailed Swedish journalists

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ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia said on Monday it has pardoned two Swedish journalists jailed for assisting an outlawed rebel group, with the pair set for release in the next 24 hours. Reporter Martin Schibbye and photographer Johan Persson were arrested in July, 2011, after entering the country from neighbouring Somalia with fighters from the […]


Ethiopia’s Government in Peace Talks with Ogaden Rebels


Saturday, September 08, 2012 Ethiopia’s government is in peace talks with the Ogaden National Liberation Front, an outlawed ethnic-Somali rebel group, Communications Minister Bereket Simon said. “It’s a very positive step and we will pursue negotiations up to the last and try to bring all concerned in that area to the constitutional framework,” Bereket said […]


BREAKING NEWS: Somaliland army overpowers surprise attack from militia


LAS ANOD — Heavy fighting between Somaliland troops and a tribal militia broke out early Wednesday morning in the village of Sool-Joogto in Buhoodle region, near the Ethiopian border. The battle erupted after tribal militia loyal to Somalia’s former Prime Minister, Ali Khalif Galayr, backed by Ethiopia’s Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) rebel members launched […]


“Somalia’s” Terrorists are Invading Somaliland

OPINION | FEBRUARY 5, 2012 By Abdulaziz Al-Mutairi Terrorists across “Somalia” are gathering at the Buhoodle town of far south-east Somaliland, to establish safe-haven for their illegal armed operations across Somaliland and Ethiopia. Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), Al-Etihad Al-Islamiya, Al-Shabaab and tribal militia loyal to Warlord Ali Khalif Galaydh are building illegal army in […]


Somaliland Community of Ottawa congratulates Somaliland National Army

Ottawa Somaliland community congratulates Somaliland National Army for their quick and decisive victory against the SSC terrorist outfit. On the heels his major speech, president Silanyo showed unequivocally his deepest commitment to the defense of Somaliland territorial integrity. SSC ragtag militia with their daily harassment of the local population and their alliance with the ONLF […]


ONLF Inside Somali State of Ethiopia

The creation of Somali State of Ethiopia coincided with the collapse of “Somalia” during 1990’s, after liberation of Ethiopia. The vain theory of “Greater Somalia” was adopted in “Somalia” by one-tribe administration in Mogadishu led the corrupted Siyad Barre’s regime. This theory is based on territory expansion policy, where Ethiopia and Kenya must give up […]


Ethiopian court hands Swedish journalists 11-year prison terms

NEW YORK — In a highly politicized trial, two Swedish journalists have been sentenced in an Ethiopian court to 11-year jail terms after being convicted of supporting terrorism and entering the country illegally, according to news reports. Judge Shemsu Sirgaga ruled today that Swedish journalists Johan Persson and Martin Schibbye should serve “rigorous imprisonment,” and […]


Jailed Swedes ‘innocent’: Ethiopian rebels

Jailed Swedes 'innocent': Ethiopian rebels

NAIROBI — Ethiopian rebels said Thursday the conviction of the two Swedish journalists on terrorism charges for supporting the group was “unjust” as they were innocent and called for their release. An Ethiopian court Wednesday convicted Martin Schibbye and Johan Persson of supporting a terrorist group and entering the country illegally, with the prosecution calling […]


Ethiopia:President of the Somali regional set to be impeached


Addis Ababa (Somalilandpress)-According to reports received from top officials in Ethiopia’s Somali Zone,President Abdi Iley has been removed from office and relieved from all duties. It is expected that the official removal of the president from office will be announced early next week. Confidential sources close to Somali Zone say that the president will come […]