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By Qalinle Hussein On Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Heavy clashes breakout between ONLF and Ethiopian forces

Heavy clashes have erupted in the conflict-ridden Somali regional state on Sunday night between Ethiopian forces and the rebel Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF). Eyewitnesses in Wacays-Godle in Degehbur zone More...

Abdi Iley
By Qalinle Hussein On Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Ethiopia sacks the president of Somali Region

The Ethiopian federal government has sacked the president of the Somali regional state according to reports in the regional administrative capital Jigjiga. The ouster of Abdi Mohamud Omar comes on the heels of growing More...

By SomalilandPress On Friday, October 19th, 2012

Ethiopia: Resolve Ogaden Coalition urges ONLF and the Ethiopia government to revive stalled peace talks

            PRESS RELEASE   Resolve Ogaden Coalition is disappointed to learn that peace talks between the Ogaden National Liberation Front and the Ethiopian government have come to a standstill, More...

By SomalilandPress On Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Ethiopia: ONLF and Ethiopian Government Negotiation collapsed.

Thursday 18 October 2012. Kenya – The second round of peace talks between the government of Ethiopian and ONLF, Ogaden National Liberation Front collapsed, according to a statement from, Ogaden National Liberation More...

By SomalilandPress On Friday, October 5th, 2012

Somalia: AMISOM 1 and AMISOM 2; another UNISOM AND UNITAF

In 1992, UNSC authorised the protection of humanitarian aid in Somali as many hundreds of civilians were dying because of famine and instability. Only 500 Pakistanis peacekeeper was confined in Mogadishu airport More...

Refugee women and children in Somaliland who fled their homes in Ethiopia as a result of a "Liyu police" operation, April 2012.
By Qalinle Hussein On Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

ETHIOPIA: A wave of atrocities against villages in Ogaden

ADDIS ABABA — “No proper evidence has reached the world until now” The task force that arrested and wounded the Swedish journalists Martin Schibbye and Johan Persson in Ethiopia are now accused More...

By Hassan Ali On Sunday, September 16th, 2012

Ethiopia in talks over restive region

JIGJIGA — Addis Ababa holding talks with rebel group for restoring peace in conflict-ridden Ogaden region. Over the past 15 years, the Ogaden area in Ethiopia has been ravaged by conflict that’s killed More...

By SomalilandPress On Saturday, September 15th, 2012

Ethiopia:Ogaden Human Right committee welcomes Peace talks between Ethiopia and ONLF

  15 September 2012.   On Friday (Ogadentoday Press) – The Genève based Ogaden Human Right committee has welcomed wholeheartedly, the new negotiation between Ogaden Rebel, Ogaden National Liberation More...

By SomalilandPress On Monday, September 10th, 2012

Ethiopia pardons two jailed Swedish journalists

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia said on Monday it has pardoned two Swedish journalists jailed for assisting an outlawed rebel group, with the pair set for release in the next 24 hours. Reporter Martin Schibbye More...

By SomalilandPress On Saturday, September 8th, 2012

Ethiopia’s Government in Peace Talks with Ogaden Rebels

Saturday, September 08, 2012 Ethiopia’s government is in peace talks with the Ogaden National Liberation Front, an outlawed ethnic-Somali rebel group, Communications Minister Bereket Simon said. “It’s More...

By Hassan Ali On Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Ethiopia without PM Meles Zenawi – the case of EPRDF and ONLF

By Mukhtar M. Omer Schadenfreude as an instrument of regime change Meles is ill, possibly terminally. His absence from the African Union (AU) summit finally served as the proverbial white-hair which a ravenous hyena More...

ONLF members meet in Toronto, Canada
By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, July 7th, 2012

Ethiopia: Conference in Toronto highlights Ogaden Human Rights issues

ONLF and Ogaden members meet in Toronto, Canada (HOL). TORONTO — Members of the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), a rebel group fighting for independence for an ethnically Somali part of Ethiopia, have More...

Abdi Mohamud Omar (known as “Abdi Iley”), the current president of Somali Regional State also heads the Liyu police which became an instrumental part of his tribal and counterinsurgency force
By Sahra Farah On Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

ETHIOPIA: Stop abuses by the Liyu Police in Somali region Petition

Abdi Mohamud Omar (known as “Abdi Iley”), the current president of Somali Regional State also heads the Liyu police which became an instrumental part of his tribal and counterinsurgency force. While the world More...

By Abdiqani On Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

BREAKING NEWS: Somaliland army overpowers surprise attack from militia

LAS ANOD — Heavy fighting between Somaliland troops and a tribal militia broke out early Wednesday morning in the village of Sool-Joogto in Buhoodle region, near the Ethiopian border. The battle erupted after More...

By Hassan Ali On Sunday, February 5th, 2012

“Somalia’s” Terrorists are Invading Somaliland

OPINION | FEBRUARY 5, 2012 By Abdulaziz Al-Mutairi Terrorists across “Somalia” are gathering at the Buhoodle town of far south-east Somaliland, to establish safe-haven for their illegal armed operations across More...

By Hassan Ali On Sunday, January 15th, 2012

Somaliland Community of Ottawa congratulates Somaliland National Army

Ottawa Somaliland community congratulates Somaliland National Army for their quick and decisive victory against the SSC terrorist outfit. On the heels his major speech, president Silanyo showed unequivocally his More...

By Mohamed I. Haji Abdi On Sunday, January 8th, 2012

ONLF Inside Somali State of Ethiopia

The creation of Somali State of Ethiopia coincided with the collapse of “Somalia” during 1990’s, after liberation of Ethiopia. The vain theory of “Greater Somalia” was adopted in “Somalia” by one-tribe More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Tuesday, December 27th, 2011
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Ethiopian court hands Swedish journalists 11-year prison terms

NEW YORK — In a highly politicized trial, two Swedish journalists have been sentenced in an Ethiopian court to 11-year jail terms after being convicted of supporting terrorism and entering the country illegally, More...

Jailed Swedes 'innocent': Ethiopian rebels
By Hassan Ali On Friday, December 23rd, 2011

Jailed Swedes ‘innocent’: Ethiopian rebels

NAIROBI — Ethiopian rebels said Thursday the conviction of the two Swedish journalists on terrorism charges for supporting the group was “unjust” as they were innocent and called for their release. An More...

By Mohamed I. Haji Abdi On Friday, November 4th, 2011

Ethiopia:President of the Somali regional set to be impeached

Addis Ababa (Somalilandpress)-According to reports received from top officials in Ethiopia’s Somali Zone,President Abdi Iley has been removed from office and relieved from all duties. It is expected that the More...