Tag Archives: OLF

27: Death toll in North Shewa attack

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 10, 2019) An administrator for the North Shewa Zone disclosed that 27 people were killed in the weekend attack in Ataye and other towns by groups he described as “organized, armed and well trained forces.” The administrator, Tefera Wondimagegnehu, told Addis Zemen, the state run Amharic daily that another 27 people were injured in ...

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    OLF has no military in Amhara region, says spokesperson

    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 9, 2019) A spokesperson for the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), whose army was accused of recent killings in the Amhara region said the Front has no military presence in the region. Spokesperson for the Front, Tolera Adeba told Deutsche Welle Amharic that the OLF has no military presence in Amhara towns where local authorities ...

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      Residents say OLF soldiers kill several in Majete, Ataye and Kemise

      by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 8, 2019) A resident from Majete town in the Amhara region told ESAT that they had buried 15 people killed over the weekend by armed groups claiming to be soldiers for the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF). Regional officials meanwhile said today that calm has been restored in all towns after a weekend that saw ...

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        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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