Ethiopia - Ogaden

Separatist groups in ethnic Somali eastern Ethiopia See summary

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allafrica.com Africa Oil to Pull Out of Oil Exploration Blocks in Ogaden 09/01
somalilandpress.com Somaliland: SL Ministrial Delegation flies to Ethiopia seeking extradition of Warlord Ali Khalif Galyadh 09/01
allafrica.com Political Tension High in Somali Region State in Ethiopia 09/01
mareeg.com Ethiobia:Political tension high in Somali region state in Ethiopia 08/31
modernghana.com The Real “Dirty Wars” in the Horn of Africa 08/20
allafrica.com 'Until Recently Dhaanto Was a Dying Art' - an Interview With Aar Maanta 08/08
allafrica.com Ethiopia: Kenyan Authorities Concerned About Spillover of Internal Conflict in Ethiopia 08/04
mareeg.com Somali president is to announce new youth iniatives for somalia 08/04
somalilandpress.com Ethiopia & Kenya civilians accuse ONLF for killings 07/14
mareeg.com Kenya :ONLF Blames Ethiopia Over Assassinated Kenyan Civilians in Kenya 07/13
allafrica.com Kenya: Kenyan Businessman Shot Dead By Ethiopian Rebels - Police 07/13
mareeg.com Kenyan businessman shot dead by Ethiopian rebels: police 07/12
allafrica.com Africa Oil to Conduct Seismic Survey in Arba Minch 07/07
mareeg.com Kenya Police Arrests an Ethiopian Assailant 07/01
somalilandpress.com Ethiopian Security Forces Arrest Dozens of Civilians in Degahbur 06/26
mareeg.com Ethiopian Security Forces Arrest Dozens of Civilians in Degahbur 06/25
mareeg.com Ethiopia: Dwellers in Jijiga Summon for Fiction Moan 06/23
somalilandpress.com Ethiopia: OYSU Conference 06/22
allafrica.com Fierce Physical Encounters in Kismayo 06/17
mareeg.com Ethiopia :Shocking Sexual Violence Against Women in Ogaden 06/16
mareeg.com Ethiopia: ONLF officials wary of the new tensions between brotherly nations of Afar and Ogaden region. 06/16
somalilandpress.com Federal Government Assessment in Somali Region of Ethiopia 06/16
allafrica.com Al Shabaab Denies Ties With Ethiopian Rebels 06/08
mareeg.com ONLF Aiding Al-Shabab Rebels Are Baseless, ONLF Spokesperson 06/05
allafrica.com Al Shabaab Coordinating Insurgency Against Ethiopians With ONLF-Official 06/05
mareeg.com Ethiopia: Intensified Land Grabbing in Shinile Region 06/01
mareeg.com Why do the Somali People of Ogaden Demands Independence from Ethiopia? 05/22
somalilandpress.com Ethiopia:EPRDF’s Distorted Policy Aggar (Associates) 05/15
somalilandpress.com Ethiopia: Ogaden Whistle-blower Receives 2014 Anna Politkovskaya Award 05/14
mareeg.com Ethiopia: A 60-Year-Old Somali Man Faces Harsh Treatment In Fiq Town 05/14
mareeg.com Ogaden: Refugees Arbitrarily Detained By Djibouti 05/14
mareeg.com Ethiopia: Should Jigjiga University Students defy Order to Halt Protest? 05/09
mareeg.com Ethiopia accused of violating Kali agreement between Ogaden elders and the Ethiopian 05/04
somalilandpress.com Arrest of Nine Journalists in Ethiopia. 05/01
mareeg.com Somalia:This man has been tortured in Hargeisa,Somaliland for being Ogadenian 04/28
somalilandpress.com Ogaden officials accuse Ethiopia govt of favoring... 04/26
mareeg.com NewsPoint Africa – Ethiopia Asked to Provide Human Rights Groups Access To Somali Region of Ogaden 04/25
somalilandpress.com Ethiopia Asked To Provide Human Rights Groups... 04/24
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

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.