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Urgent: Cholera kills over 300 in The Ogaden

The Ogaden region is currently experiencing one of the severest droughts alongside neighbouring Somalia and other surrounding countries. But due to the Ethiopian Government’s complete restriction of international media and NGOs, there is no telling just how severe the situation in the region really is nor the number of deaths […]

 
 

ONLF and UNPO Condemn Gruesome Massacre of Civilians by Ethiopian Army in Ogaden Village

Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) June 8, 2016 The Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), in a press release, has condemned in the strongest terms a massacre perpetrated by the Ethiopian army against civilians in a village in the Ogaden region, and called on the international community to likewise condemn […]

 
 

Hungry and frightened: Famine in Ethiopia. One of the worst affected areas in the current famine is the Ogaden

Since 2008 the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) government has been leasing huge amounts of fertile agricultural land to so-called “foreign investors’’: international corporations, domestic agents, fund managers and nations anxious to secure their own future food security. Read more here

 
 

XXI Session of the UNPO Presidency Convened in Stockholm

 On 28-29 April 2016, the city of Stockholm hosted the XXI Session of the UNPO Presidency, as well as a series of high-level activities to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the organization. Gathered at the ABF, Sweden’s iconic institution whose efforts in promoting democracy, diversity, justice and equality has influenced the […]

 
 

Abdullahi Hussein, Whistleblower: – There Will Come a Day When Everyone Stands in Front of Justice

20th April 2016  By Melody Sundberg 0  Abdullahi Hussein’s story is quite remarkable. As the head of the media in Ogaden, Ethiopia, he had insight into a region that is closed to all other media. Working for the region’s President, he found out about horrible crimes against human rights. He risked his […]

 
 

Human Rights in Ethiopia -An Update. Statement by Anuradha Mittal, Executive Director of the Oakland Institute

Statement by Anuradha Mittal, Executive Director of the Oakland Institute Congressman Ellison, members of the Tom Lantos Commission, thank you for this opportunity to provide an update on land-related human rights issues to you. Ethiopia—one of the poorest countries—is the world’s fifth largest recipient of development aid, and the largest […]

 
 

Greater Seattle: Somali refugee shines light on forgotten conflict

Mohamed Shidane spent most of his life in the Dagahaley refugee camp in Kenya, where he fled with his family after civil war broke out in Somalia. “I remember one time, I think 1998, it rained and half of the refugee camp was underwater,” Shidane recalls. “One moment you’re crying for rain, the […]

 
 

European Parliament resolution of 21 January 2016 on the situation in Ethiopia

European Parliament resolution of 21 January 2016 on the situation in Ethiopia (2016/2520(RSP)) The European Parliament, –  having regard to its previous resolutions on the situation in Ethiopia and to the most recent plenary debate on the matter, of 20 May 2015, –  having regard to the statement of 23 December 2015 […]

 
 

Genocide by ‘Joint Criminal Enterprise’. The international community to act in any ongoing grave violations of international humanitarian law, whether Ogaden, Ukraine, Myanmar and Syria/Iraq.

The international community to act in any ongoing grave violations of international humanitarian law, whether Ogaden, Ukraine, Myanmar and Syria/Iraq. Click here to read more

 
 

Dismantling Ethiopia

Dismantling Ethiopia

NAIROBI. March 13. 2016. Public Diplomacy & Regional Security News. By Berhane Woldu. To build a Nation State in Africa has done little advancement. The continuum has been endless conflict, bloodshed and the misery that it has brought on the innocent population. This is true in today’s Ethiopia. Abyssinians with expansion […]

 
 
 
 
 

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