Tag Archives: Somali

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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    Ethiopia: About 600,000 people displaced, 21 killed in Moyale

    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (December 17, 2018) About 600,000 people have been displaced in Moyale in the past eight months while at least 21 people were killed in renewed clashes over the weekend between the Somali Gare and Borena Oromo communities in Moyale, Southern Ethiopia. At least one hundred people have also been injured in the fight while residents ...

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      MP filed motion to impeach Somali President over Ethiopia, Eritrea pact

      Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, a.k.a. Farmajo PHOTO/REUTERS ESAT News (December 10, 2018) An MP in Somalia has filed a motion with the speaker of the country’s parliament to impeach the president, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, a.k.a. Farmajo. The Reuters report said the motion filed to impeach the president was over his deal with neighboring Ethiopia and Eritrea. The three countries have recently ...

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        MP filed motion to impeach Somali President over Ethiopia, Eritrea pact

        ESAT News (December 10, 2018) An MP in Somalia has filed a motion with the speaker of the country’s parliament to impeach the president, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, a.k.a. Farmajo. The Reuters report said the motion filed to impeach the president was over his deal with neighboring Ethiopia and Eritrea. The three countries have recently agreed to work together for security ...

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          Ethiopia: Twelve killed in ethnic clashes in Moyale

          by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (November 14, 2018) Twelve people were killed in the past three days of renewed ethnic conflict in Moyale, Southern Ethiopia, as seventeen others were wounded. Legal and human rights advisor to the President of the Somali region, Jamal Diriye said the new round of clashes between the Somali and armed Oromo groups is feared to ...

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            Ethnic clashes displace over 30,000 Ethiopian migrants from Djibouti

            ESAT News (August 13, 2018) Over 30,000 Ethiopian migrants have been displaced from Djibouti after an attack by ethnic Somalis, a ripple effect of the ethnic clashes in the Eastern part of the country. Speaking from West Hararghe, a witness told ESAT that the majority of the 30,000 Ethiopian migrants were ethnic Oromos who were targeted by the ethnic Somalis. ...

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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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                BREAKING: Abdi Illey removed from office

                ESAT News (August 6, 2018) President of the Somali region, Abdi Mohamoud Omar also known as Abdi Illey, has been removed from power, head of the regional communication bureau confirmed to the BBC’s Somali Service. Illey has been replaced by Ahmed Abdi Mohamed, who was head of the regional bureau of finance and economic development. Read here for more on ...

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                  Scores killed in Jijiga, Dire Dawa in an attack by Liyou Police and armed youth

                  by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (August 6, 2018) [UPDATE: As we compile this report, the national defense forces and federal police have been given orders to restore calm and protect the public in the Somali region of Ethiopia, as per a statement by the Office of Government Communication Affairs. The Office said the order has been give based on the ...

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                    Ethiopia: Regions beset by violence agree for federal forces intervene to restore calm

                    ESAT News (July 16, 2018) Administrators of Ethiopia’s Somali and Oromo regions have agreed for federal defense and police forces to intervene to restore peace in their border areas where communal clashes resulted in the death of hundreds of people and the displacement of over a million people. The agreement by Lemma Megersa and Abdi Illey, Presidents of the Oromno ...

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