Ethiopia - Ogaden

Separatist groups in ethnic Somali eastern Ethiopia See summary

Recent articles: Ethiopia opposition groups say they are uniting for change 10/25 Ethiopia: 5 opposition groups in exile say they have formed alliance seeking change back home 10/25 Africa: Site to Record Africa Atrocities 10/23 German Deputy Ambassador Visits Somaliland 10/17 Somalia Marks 61st Anniversary of Its Blue Flag 10/12 Gov't Plans to Garner U.S.$3 Billion From Mining Sector 10/06 Chinese Company to Produce 40 Billion Gallon Gas 09/10 Ogaden Issue needs a Brain, not a Bullet. 08/10 Civilians detained in Wardheer town 07/24 Ethiopia:UNPO elects Leader of Ogaden militia as VP 07/14 Obama should Press Ethiopia and ONLF to Reach a Sustainable Peace Deal on Ogaden Conflic 07/09 Ethiopia: Fighting Poverty to Avert Terrorism - Commander Moges 07/02 Ethiopia's Liyu Police praised as somali solution for Ogaden 06/13 Ethiopia’s Liyuu Police is the New Horn of Africa Crisis in the Making 06/10 Ethiopia: Abducted two rebel negotiators freed 06/06 Ethiopia releases 2 ONLF-key negotiators amid possibly fresh talks 06/04 U.S. Gov't Denounce Ginbot 7 Et Al 04/21 Long Walk to Statehood: Why Somaliland Deserves International Recognition 04/14 Ethiopia plans to export natural gas by 2017 04/11 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


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.