Ogaden


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Ogaden

(ˌɒɡəˈdɛn)
n
(Placename) the Ogaden a region of SE Ethiopia, bordering on Somalia: consists of a desert plateau, inhabited by Somali nomads; a secessionist movement, supported by Somalia, has existed within the region since the early 1960s and led to bitter fighting between Ethiopia and Somalia (1977–78)

O•ga•den

(oʊˈgɑ deɪn)
n.
an arid region in SE Ethiopia.
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Ethiopian security forces arrested photo journalist, Johan Persson, and reporter, Martin Schibbye in July after the Swedes crossed into Ethiopia from Somalia with armed members of Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), a separatist movement blacklisted by Addis Ababa as a terrorist organisation.
Johan Persson, a photographer, and Martin Schibbye, a reporter, were arrested on 1 July after they entered Ethiopia's Ogaden region from Somalia along armed fighters of the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), a separatist group labeled by Ethiopia as terrorist organization.
August 3, 2011 (KHARTOUM) - Resolve Ogaden Coalition (ROC), an exiled independent advocacy group, has called on all international oil companies in Ethiopia to stop exploration in the horn of Africa nation's Ogaden region.
July 11, 2011 (JUBA) -- An Ethiopian rebel group, the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), conveyed a congratulatory message on the foundation of Africa's newest state the Republic of South Sudan (RSS), which officially become independent state on 9 July, 2011.
By Tesfa-Alem Tekle July 4, 2011 (ADDIS ABABA) -- Ethiopia said its security forces has killed 15 members of the outlawed Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) - a rebel group who has been fighting for the autonomy of the ethnic-Somali dominated Ogaden region since 1984.
By Tesfa-Alem Tekle May 17, 2011(ADDIS ABABA) -- An Ethiopian rebel group, the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) has alleged government forces killed 100 civilians in the Somali region of southeastern Ethiopia, in a week-long military operation.
By Tesfa-Alem Tekle February 7, 2011 (ADDIS ABABA) -- An Ethiopian rebel group, the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) says Ogaden nationals living as refugees in neighboring Djibouti are facing deportation in what it said was a "Gestapo style operation" -- a reference to the official secret police of Nazi Germany.
The new policy of containment targeting Kenya as a pivotal regional state replaces the old containment in the 1960s and 1970s that sought to check Somalia's militarism behind the 1963-67 Shifta War with Kenya and the 1978 Ogaden War with Ethiopia.
Locals nicknamed it Jeel Ogaden because most of its inmates were from the Ogaden sub-clan considered the majority in the region, and also since most of those detained there were either members of the outlawed Ogaden National Liberation Movement (ONLF) or simply accused of being its sympathisers or supporters.
August 13, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The Ethiopian rebel Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) Sunday declared a unilateral ceasefire pointing to the call for peace by the Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
The Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), and Patriot Ginbot 7 will not carry the "terrorist" appellation anymore.
The New York-based watchdog called for an investigation by the Ethiopian government into the allegations concerning suspected members of the separatist Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) at the prison in the southeastern region.