Tag Archives: ONLF

ONLF transfers 1,740 combatants to the government

  by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (February 8, 2019) The Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) has transferred 1740 soldiers to the government in a ceremony held in the capital of the Somali region Jigjiga to mark the end of armed struggle. The vice administrator of the region, Mustafa Mohammed welcomed the decision by the ONLF to move from armed struggle ...

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    ONLF says peace and stability should reign before rushing into elections

    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 3, 2019) The Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) said while it is eager to take part in peaceful electoral politics, priority should be given to working for the peace and stability of the country before rushing into elections. Speaking to ESAT, spokesperson and foreign affairs head for ONLF, Hassan Abdulahi said the Front is ...

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      Ethiopia: ONLF leaders return home for peaceful political struggle

      ESAT News (December 3, 2018) Leaders of the separatist Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) have returned home following a peace agreement with the Ethiopian government to engage in peaceful political struggle. A week ago, the group announced that it has officially laid down arms and combatants of the Front have returned to Ethiopia from their base in Eritrea. The move ...

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        Ethiopia: ONLF lay down arms, combatants return home

        by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (November 21, 2018) The Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) has officially laid down arms and combatants of the Front have returned to Ethiopia from their base in Eritrea. The move followed a peace agreement reached with the Ethiopian government in Asmara last month. Since its establishment in 1984, the ONLF has been fighting for the ...

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          ONLF calls for restraint by all sides in Eastern Ethiopia

          ESAT News (August 8, 2018) The Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) called for restraint by all sides in Eastern Ethiopia while it denounced the killing, looting and burning of churches in Jijiga over the weekend. Renewed unrest in Jijiga, the capital of the Somali region in Eastern Ethiopia, led to the killing of at least 90 people and injuries to ...

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            Ethiopia: Parliament removes “terrorist” labels on opposition groups

            by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (July 5, 2018) Ethiopia’s parliament has revoked terrorist labels on three opposition groups, namely Patriotic Ginbot 7, the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) and the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF).   The three groups and two others, al Shabaab and al Qaeda, were labeled terrorists by a rubber stamp Parliament, the House of People’s Representatives, seven ...

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              Ethiopia: “We are Like the Dead,” Jail Ogaden prisoners tell Human Rights Watch

              by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (July 5, 2018) A damning report by a rights watchdog exposed horrific torture committed against prisoners in Jail Ogaden, a prison in the Somali region of Eastern Ethiopia. Located in the regional capital JiJiga, Jail Ogaden holds prisoners accused of being members and supporters of the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), a Front that until ...

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                Ethiopia: ONLF says its forces killed regime soldiers

                ESAT News (January 10, 2018) Forces of the Ogaden National Liberation Front fighting the regime in Eastern Ethiopia said they had killed “many soldiers” and “wounded wounded unknown numbers of government troops.” “Heavy fighting broke out between Ogaden National Liberation Army and Ethiopian regime soldiers in Jaleelo village in Shillabo District on the 8th of January,”  according to a report ...

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                  Somalis in U.K. protest at Ethiopian Embassy

                  ESAT News (September 13, 2017) Somalis residing in U.K. held a protest rally at the Ethiopian Embassy in London to express their anger against the extradition of a leading member of the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF). Somalia last week handed over Abdikarin Sheikh Muse to Ethiopia. The extradition of Sheik Muse sparked uproar among the Somali community at home ...

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                    ONLF says member handed over to Ethiopia not terrorist

                    ESAT News (September 7, 2017) The Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) said an executive member of the Front, Abdikarin Sheikh Muse, who was handed over to Ethiopia last week was not a terrorist as described by the cabinet of the Somali government. Hassan Abdulahi, a senior member and spokesperson of the ONLF, was responding to statementents by the Somali government ...

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