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Ethiopia - Ogaden

Separatist groups in ethnic Somali eastern Ethiopia


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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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
News up to: Somalia:Massacre Against Wagosha People In Kismayo 03/31 The Ogaden Region of Ethiopia - the Source of Heroes, Heroines and Scholars of Somalia 12/29 Yemen : Honouring United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Yemen 12/23 Oil's Trickledown Economics 12/22 Remembering Carl Gustaf Von Rosen 11/24 OLNF Spokesperson Details its Current Struggle 11/11 The Ogaden Region of Ethiopia - the Source of Somali Oral Literature 11/10 “Ogaden Region” a deliberate misnomer of Ethiopian Somali Regional 11/08 UN clears Eritrea of arms supply allegations 11/01 Ogaden Refugee Man miraculously escapes after being kidnapped by Ethiopian Secret Service 10/10 Rotting Bones of Disappeared Women Found 10/09 Chinese Company Plans to Produce Gas By 2018 10/06 The Relentless Efforts to Develop Gas Fields 10/06 Sacrificing of Myself Rather Than Animal This Eid al-Adha? 09/29 ONLF – the Only Somali Organization Free of Ethiopian Control 09/17 Ugandan-AMISOM Soldier Prosecuted Over Selling Ammunition 09/17 New UK Company Acquires Oil Exploration Blocks in Ogaden 09/15 A welcome record of failure 09/09 Ethiopia’s Political Developments Towards Ogaden Diaspora- What went wrong? 09/07 Somaliland: SL Ministrial Delegation flies to Ethiopia seeking extradition of Warlord Ali Khalif Galyadh 09/01 Africa Oil to Pull Out of Oil Exploration Blocks in Ogaden 09/01 Political Tension High in Somali Region State in Ethiopia 09/01 Ethiobia:Political tension high in Somali region state in Ethiopia 08/31 The Real “Dirty Wars” in the Horn of Africa 08/20 'Until Recently Dhaanto Was a Dying Art' - an Interview With Aar Maanta 08/08 Ethiopia: Kenyan Authorities Concerned About Spillover of Internal Conflict in Ethiopia 08/04 Somali president is to announce new youth iniatives for somalia 08/04 Ethiopia & Kenya civilians accuse ONLF for killings 07/14 Kenya :ONLF Blames Ethiopia Over Assassinated Kenyan Civilians in Kenya 07/13 Kenya: Kenyan Businessman Shot Dead By Ethiopian Rebels - Police 07/13 Kenyan businessman shot dead by Ethiopian rebels: police 07/12 Africa Oil to Conduct Seismic Survey in Arba Minch 07/07 Kenya Police Arrests an Ethiopian Assailant 07/01 Ethiopian Security Forces Arrest Dozens of Civilians in Degahbur 06/26 Ethiopian Security Forces Arrest Dozens of Civilians in Degahbur 06/25 Ethiopia: Dwellers in Jijiga Summon for Fiction Moan 06/23 Ethiopia: OYSU Conference 06/22 Fierce Physical Encounters in Kismayo 06/17 Ethiopia :Shocking Sexual Violence Against Women in Ogaden 06/16 Ethiopia: ONLF officials wary of the new tensions between brotherly nations of Afar and Ogaden region. 06/16 Federal Government Assessment in Somali Region of Ethiopia 06/16 Al Shabaab Denies Ties With Ethiopian Rebels 06/08 ONLF Aiding Al-Shabab Rebels Are Baseless, ONLF Spokesperson 06/05 Al Shabaab Coordinating Insurgency Against Ethiopians With ONLF-Official 06/05 Ethiopia: Intensified Land Grabbing in Shinile Region 06/01 Why do the Somali People of Ogaden Demands Independence from Ethiopia? 05/22 Ethiopia:EPRDF’s Distorted Policy Aggar (Associates) 05/15 Ethiopia: Ogaden Whistle-blower Receives 2014 Anna Politkovskaya Award 05/14 Ethiopia: A 60-Year-Old Somali Man Faces Harsh Treatment In Fiq Town 05/14 Ogaden: Refugees Arbitrarily Detained By Djibouti 05/14 Ethiopia: Should Jigjiga University Students defy Order to Halt Protest? 05/09 Ethiopia accused of violating Kali agreement between Ogaden elders and the Ethiopian 05/04 Arrest of Nine Journalists in Ethiopia. 05/01 Somalia:This man has been tortured in Hargeisa,Somaliland for being Ogadenian 04/28 Ogaden officials accuse Ethiopia govt of favoring... 04/26 NewsPoint Africa – Ethiopia Asked to Provide Human Rights Groups Access To Somali Region of Ogaden 04/25 Ethiopia Asked To Provide Human Rights Groups... 04/24 New Age Assesses Exploration Well Potential 04/21 Ethiopia:EU Parliament holds discussion on Ethiopian human rights in Ogaden and Kality Prison 04/07 EU holds discussion on Ethiopian human rights in Ogaden and Kality Prison 04/06 Ethiopia: ONLF Executive Committee Meeting Makes New plans,Evaluates the recent 04/02 Meeting the Victims: Ogaden to Dadaab in Search of Peace 03/28 Ogaden region is working towards Independence,say Ogaden Community 03/27 9 year old gilr and 7 year old boy gang raped 03/27 OYSU-San Diego and the Walk to End Genocide 03/25 Prominent Elder Shot and Killed in Kismayo Town By Gunmen 03/25 Prominent elder shot and killed in Kismayo town by gunmen 03/24 The Somali-Ogaden protest at the Pan-African Parliament 03/23 Ogaden Massacre day held at University of Minnesota 03/19 Poisoned and thrown out of the jail Ogaden 03/19 A Devastating story of the jail Ogaden in Jigjigga 03/16 Civilian Detentions and Looting reported in Karin bilcile Village. 03/15 Ethiopia: Ogaden Youth Of OYSU Unveils The Hidden Genocide That The World Turned a Blind Eye 03/13 Hundreds Protest against Ethiopian human Rights Abuses in Ogaden at Geneva 03/12 Major Demonstrations against the Ethiopian Regime Took Place in Geneva 03/12 Ethiopian Forces Kidnap, Rape 2 young Boys 03/08 Catholic Presence in the Somali Region of Ogaden Very Limited 03/06 Ethiopian persecution, threats and kidnappings 03/01 Violence in the Ogaden Rages On: Ethiopian Persecution, Threats and Kidnapping 02/28 Exceptions to the democratic rule 02/27 Ahmed Farah Speech: Ogaden Massacre Day 02/26 Humanitarian Crisis’ for Ogaden Living Near Ethiopia’s Oil Fields 02/23 New Oil, Gas Find 02/22 Malnutrition kills 10 in Jail Ogaden 02/20 Kenya: Ogaden Refugees in Kenya Ask for Govt Protection 02/11 Press Briefing about the state of the ONLF Abductees from Nairobi 02/10 Kenyan Police Accused of Seizing Ethiopian Rebels Released On Bail 02/10 Civilians detained in Qarjajabo and Doogcadeeye Villages 02/09 Two young brothers killed in Falfal, Ogaden 02/09 Police Officers in Kidnapping Case Out On Bond 02/07 Kenya charges 2 police for Ethiopian rebels kidnap 02/06 Kenyan officers deny abducting Ethiopian rebels 02/06 Kenyan police deny rebel kidnapping 02/06 Two Kenyan Police Officers Arrested for Abduction of Ethiopian Rebel Officials 02/04 Chief Inspector in Court Over Abduction of Ogaden Rebels 02/04 Ethiopia:Two police officers arrested over abduction of ONLF officials 02/04 Official: 2 Kenya police will be charged in court for the kidnapping of 2 Ethiopian rebels 02/03 Two Police Officers Arrested Over Abduction of Ethiopian Officials 02/03 Kenya: Cops arrested over abduction of Ethiopian officials 02/03 2 Kenya cops due in court for abduction of rebels 02/03