Tag Archives: OLF

Ethiopia: OLF soldiers kill two farmers in Amaro

By Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 28, 2019) Reports reaching ESAT say soldiers for the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) have killed two farmers in Amaro, Southern Ethiopia. News of the killings of the two farmers is feared to cast a shadow over recent peace agreements reached between the Front and the Oromo regional government. Public relations head with the Amaro ...

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    Ethiopia: Prisoners held underground by OLF freed

    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 22, 2019) The Oromo Democratic Party (ODP) said several prisoners held by the vying Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) have been freed in an ongoing campaign to flush the OLF army out of the Oromo region. Spokesperson for the ODP, Taye Dendea also told ESAT that operations were underway to free other prisoners held in ...

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      Ethiopia: OLF agrees to disarm and demobilize soldiers, again

      by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 22, 2019) The Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) has agreed to disarm and demobilize its soldiers after mediation by Abba Gedas, who brought together leaders of the OLF and the Oromo Democratic Party (ODP), the party of the Prime Minister, for a day long reconciliation conference in Addis Ababa. Dawd Ibssa, the chairman of the ...

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        Ethiopia: OLF denounces ‘airstrikes’ as govt denies any such attack

        by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 18, 2019) The Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) says government forces had carried out airstrikes in the western Oromo region as the government insisted no such attack took place. In a statement issued today in response to a briefing yesterday by the office of government spokesperson that denies any airstrikes took place in western Ethiopia, ...

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          Ethiopia: Over 800 OLF combatants captured: says regional command post

          by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 16, 2019) 835 combatants of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) have been captured in the troubled region of Benishangul-Gumuz and the adjacent western Ormo region, according to the communication Bureau of the Oromo regional government. The Bureau said based on information obtained from a Command Post set up to quell violence that beset the ...

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            Commander of OLF army in Southern Ethiopia accepts peace offer

            ESAT News (January 15, 2019) A rebel commander for the army wing of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) in Southern Ethiopia had accepted a peace offer mediated by the Guji Abba Gedas, traditional leaders of the Oromo. The report by FBC in Addis Ababa says Elias Gambella Golo, the commander of OLF army in southern Ethiopia, had welcomed a call ...

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              “The OLF cannot wage war in Wellega and still talk about peaceful struggle in Addis Ababa,” says ODP official

                by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 10, 2019) An official with the Oromo regional government says peace and order have been restored in the restive western part of the region as a result of coordinated effort by the federal government and local security. Speaking to ESAT, Dr. Alemu Sime, head of the office of the Oromo Democratic Party (ODP) ...

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                171 arrested in western Ethiopia in connection with deadly violence, displacement

                by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 8, 2019) A command post set up to monitor security in western Ethiopia says 171 individuals have been arrested in connection with deadly violence and displacement in Benishangul and west Wellega. The report by the Ethiopian television said illegal weapons and cash have also been seized. About 100 suspects were arrested in the Oromo ...

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                  Ethiopia: Oromo regional govt accuses OLF of violating peace accord

                  ESAT News (January 4, 2019) The Oromo regional government says the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), a separatist opposition party, has failed to fully implement the peace accord signed in Asmara, Eritrea. The regional government said in statement that as a result of failure by the OLF in implementing the peace agreement, there is no peace in the region as violence ...

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                    Ethiopia: Two federal police officers killed in west Oromo region

                    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (December 28, 2018) Two members of the federal police force were killed yesterday in an ambush in Begna, Horo Gudru, Wellega Zone. The BBC Amharic report quoted Desalegn Terefe, the zonal communication head as saying that the officers vehicle came under attack while they were driving to Fincha, where they serve as guards for the ...

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