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Ethiopia - Ogaden

Separatist groups in ethnic Somali eastern Ethiopia

Summary

Since 1984, the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), and its military arm, the Ogaden National Liberation Army (ONLA), have been fighting to separate the Ogaden, a portion of the Somali Region, from Ethiopia. The Somali Region is approximately 280,000 square kilometers, about as big as Ohio, Virginia, and West Virginia, and is sparsely populated, with approximately four million inhabitants, almost all ethnic Somalis. This is 15 people per square kilometer, less than Oklahoma and more than Utah.
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Stats:

Fund for Peace (FfP) Failed States Index: 96.1 Alert (worst is 120)
HIIK Conflict Barometer 2008: 3
WFP Hunger Map: 45 % undernourished
Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre Global Statistics : 325,000 IDPs
Economist Intelligence Unit Sovereign Ratings: Rating B
International Crisis Group Crisis Watch: Unchanged
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allafrica.com New Age Assesses Exploration Well Potential 04/21
somalilandpress.com Ethiopia:EU Parliament holds discussion on Ethiopian human rights in Ogaden and Kality Prison 04/07
mareeg.com EU holds discussion on Ethiopian human rights in Ogaden and Kality Prison 04/06
mareeg.com Ethiopia: ONLF Executive Committee Meeting Makes New plans,Evaluates the recent 04/02
ogaden.com Meeting the Victims: Ogaden to Dadaab in Search of Peace 03/28
mareeg.com Ogaden region is working towards Independence,say Ogaden Community 03/27
ogaden.com 9 year old gilr and 7 year old boy gang raped 03/27
ogaden.com OYSU-San Diego and the Walk to End Genocide 03/25
allafrica.com Prominent Elder Shot and Killed in Kismayo Town By Gunmen 03/25
mareeg.com Prominent elder shot and killed in Kismayo town by gunmen 03/24
eastandard.net The Somali-Ogaden protest at the Pan-African Parliament 03/23
ogaden.com Ogaden Massacre day held at University of Minnesota 03/19
ogaden.com Poisoned and thrown out of the jail Ogaden 03/19
ogaden.com A Devastating story of the jail Ogaden in Jigjigga 03/16
ogaden.com Civilian Detentions and Looting reported in Karin bilcile Village. 03/15
somalilandpress.com Ethiopia: Ogaden Youth Of OYSU Unveils The Hidden Genocide That The World Turned a Blind Eye 03/13
mareeg.com Hundreds Protest against Ethiopian human Rights Abuses in Ogaden at Geneva 03/12
ogaden.com Major Demonstrations against the Ethiopian Regime Took Place in Geneva 03/12
ogaden.com Ethiopian Forces Kidnap, Rape 2 young Boys 03/08
allafrica.com Catholic Presence in the Somali Region of Ogaden Very Limited 03/06
scoop.co.nz Ethiopian persecution, threats and kidnappings 03/01
mareeg.com Violence in the Ogaden Rages On: Ethiopian Persecution, Threats and Kidnapping 02/28
aljazeera.com Exceptions to the democratic rule 02/27
ogaden.com Ahmed Farah Speech: Ogaden Massacre Day 02/26
ogaden.com Humanitarian Crisis’ for Ogaden Living Near Ethiopia’s Oil Fields 02/23
allafrica.com New Oil, Gas Find 02/22
ogaden.com Malnutrition kills 10 in Jail Ogaden 02/20
allafrica.com Kenya: Ogaden Refugees in Kenya Ask for Govt Protection 02/11
ogaden.com Press Briefing about the state of the ONLF Abductees from Nairobi 02/10
allafrica.com Kenyan Police Accused of Seizing Ethiopian Rebels Released On Bail 02/10
ogaden.com Civilians detained in Qarjajabo and Doogcadeeye Villages 02/09
ogaden.com Two young brothers killed in Falfal, Ogaden 02/09
allafrica.com Police Officers in Kidnapping Case Out On Bond 02/07
nzherald.co.nz Kenya charges 2 police for Ethiopian rebels kidnap 02/06
punchng.com Kenyan officers deny abducting Ethiopian rebels 02/06
bbc.co.uk Kenyan police deny rebel kidnapping 02/06
allafrica.com Two Kenyan Police Officers Arrested for Abduction of Ethiopian Rebel Officials 02/04
allafrica.com Chief Inspector in Court Over Abduction of Ogaden Rebels 02/04
somalilandpress.com Ethiopia:Two police officers arrested over abduction of ONLF officials 02/04
foxnews.com Official: 2 Kenya police will be charged in court for the kidnapping of 2 Ethiopian rebels 02/03
allafrica.com Two Police Officers Arrested Over Abduction of Ethiopian Officials 02/03
eastandard.net Kenya: Cops arrested over abduction of Ethiopian officials 02/03
nzherald.co.nz 2 Kenya cops due in court for abduction of rebels 02/03
allafrica.com Ethiopia Denies Abduction of ONLF Officials 02/02
somalilandpress.com Silence and pain: Ethiopia’s human rights record in the Ogaden 02/01
ogaden.com Abduction of peace envoys in Kenya by Ethiopian agents 01/30
ogaden.com Urgent Appeal To Release Abducted ONLF Members 01/30
allafrica.com Ethiopia 'Kidnaps' Chief Rebel Negotiators in Kenya 01/29
allafrica.com ONLF Press Release - Ethiopia Abducts Two Senior Onlf Leaders‏ 01/29
eastandard.net Kenya: Police investigating alleged abduction of two Ethiopians in Nairobi 01/29
sudantribune.com Ethiopia “kidnaps” chief rebel negotiators in Kenya 01/28
somalilandpress.com Ethiopia: Somali Ogaden community protests outside London’s Ethiopian Embassy 01/19
somalilandpress.com Somaliland:Breaking News; ISTANBUL II COMMUNIQUE 01/19
somalilandpress.com Ethiopia: An Exclusive Interview with ONLF Foreign Secretary Abdi Rahman Mahdi 01/16
ogaden.com Measles outbreak hits Ogaden region 01/12
somalilandpress.com Ethiopia:Relatives Fear for Missing Political Prisoners Detained in Ogaden Jails, Reports 01/09
ogaden.com Why ICRC not working in Ogaden? 01/09
ogaden.com More than 90 died in Jigjiga’s Jail Ogaden 01/08
somalilandpress.com Ethiopia:Heart-breaking: Puntland arrests,tortures 15 Somali Ogaden deportees 01/06
somalilandpress.com Ethiopia:Genocide or Terrorism? Transnational Advocacy and the Ogaden Conflict 12/28
somalilandpress.com Kenya-Citizen participation key to development, Somaliland Ambassador 12/26
somalilandpress.com Ethiopia:Fighting in Gaashaamo Province of Ogaden region leaves 3 injured, Reports 12/25
ogaden.com Ethiopia’s New Plan to Hunt, Kill or Maim Ogaden citizenry in the Diaspora 12/25
somalilandpress.com Ehiopia: Seminar on Preventing Human Rights Abuses held in Johannesburg,South Africa 12/24
somalilandpress.com Ethiopia: Ogaden Youth Of OYSU Unveils The Hidden Genocide That The World Turned a Blind Eye 12/18
ogaden.com Ethiopian army and Civilians Fought a Pitched Battle in Qalaafe 12/17
ogaden.com Update: Mustahiil Massacre 12/15
somalilandpress.com Ethiopia: we have attacked Chinese convey in Ogaden-ONLF Commander 12/14
ogaden.com Civilians rounded up and Young girl gang raped in Dhagaxmadow town, Ogaden 12/14
ogaden.com Detained civilians Tortured to Death in Jail Ogaden 12/14
somalilandpress.com Ethiopia: From Regional to International-Ogaden Youth holds conferences around the Globe 12/11
somalilandpress.com Ethiopian:OYSU Condemns Ethiopian Regime’s Propaganda & Calls for Humanitarian action in Ogaden 12/09
ogaden.com OYSU Condemns Ethiopian Regime’s Propaganda & Calls for Humanitarian Action in Ogaden 12/08
ogaden.com Heavy fighting continues in Ogaden for the 2nd straight day 12/07
ogaden.com The Loss of Nelson Mandela is not only by South Africans and Africans but for all Oppressed people of the World. 12/05
ogaden.com Lawlessness on the rise in Jigjiga 12/05
ogaden.com Infant baby killed and his mother beaten unconsciously by Ethiopian soldiers 12/05
allafrica.com Ministry of Mines Signs Agreement With Chinese Firm for Ogaden Gas Reserves 12/03
somalilandpress.com Ethiopia: Cholera outbreak kills 55 in Jail Ogaden in The Regional Capital of Ogaden Region 11/28
ogaden.com Youth groups of Human Rights rallying an international support for Ogaden Issue 11/28
ogaden.com Cholera Outbreak reported in Jigjiga's Jail Ogaden. 11/28
ogaden.com More than 200 youth detained in Jigjiga City 11/27
scoop.co.nz Statement on Day for Elimination of Violence against Women 11/26
ogaden.com Mass detention of Ogaden civilians in Degahbour and Its environs 11/26
allafrica.com Africa: U.S. Ambassador Power On Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women 11/25
allafrica.com Gas Fields' Development Awarded to Chinese Company 11/25
ogaden.com Over Dozens of girls and women detained in Xudur-Ayle village 11/23
ogaden.com Two young girls raped in Marsin Village, Ogaden 11/23
somalilandpress.com Ethiopia: Former Ethiopian Paramilitary Commander tells right Abuses in Ogaden –Video 11/21
allafrica.com Ethiopia: Suspicious Minds - Ethiopians Told to Keep an Eye Out for Al-Shabaab Activity 11/20
somalilandpress.com Ethiopia: Human Rights abuses in Ogaden gets International Attention.A Good News Story? 11/18
somalilandpress.com Ethiopia: Ogaden Regional President and Vice President Are Under Investigation in Human Rights Abuses in Ogaden 11/18
somalilandpress.com Ethiopian Troops accused of killings and Civilians displacement 11/14
somalilandpress.com Somaliland: Somalia-Somaliland Dialogue Talks Postponed Until December 11/09
somalilandpress.com The Ethiopian government theatrics about Al-Shabab threat and closure of the Somalia border 11/07
somalilandpress.com Ogaden Community and ONLF officials meet in Nairobi 11/05
mareeg.com Jigjiga: Regional administration tights security, fears Alshabaab Target 10/25
somalilandpress.com Ethiopia: ONLF fighters attack Kebridahar Airport- ONLF official 10/21
somalilandpress.com Ethiopia: Deputy Prime Minister of Ethiopia visits Ogaden Region. 10/19
shabelle.net Axmed Madoobe oo Kismaayo ku qaabilay Siyaasiyiin uu hoggaaminayo Cumar Cabdi Rashiid 10/17