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OLF Military and Political Wings Split

OLF army declare it splits itself from the political wing of the front
“From now on, we have decided to detach ourselves from the party in Addis Ababa and we have already established our own army command” – OLF army.

BY DAWIT ENDESHAW | THE REPORTER

The army of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) has officially separated from the party, OLF, which is based in Addis Ababa, The Reporter has learnt.

In an official statement released by OLF’s army a.k.a. Waraana Bilisummaa Oromoo (WBO), the army said it no longer has any relationship with the party as well as the party’s leadership in Addis Ababa. Continue reading OLF Military and Political Wings Split

Ethiopia Army Conducts Air Strikes Against OLF in Western Oromia

The Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF) today (13) conducts air strikes in Western Oromia targeting military camps run by the Oromo Liberation Army following a string of bank robbery.

BY AFRICA NEWS

The Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF) on Sunday morning (January 13) started an aerial operation targeting areas in western Oromia believed to be he held by ex-rebel group, Oromo Liberation Front, OLF. Continue reading Ethiopia Army Conducts Air Strikes Against OLF in Western Oromia

Germany Pledged to Support Demobilization of Ethiopian Rebel Fighters

The German government expressed its willingness to finance the demobilization and reintegration of about 35,000 Ethiopian opposition rebel fighters who recently returned from Eritrea.

BY ENGIU WOLDIE | ESAT NEWS

Germany is to finance the demobilization and return to civilian lives of the about 35,000 soldiers of opposition political groups that have recently returned to Ethiopia from their base in Eritrea. Continue reading Germany Pledged to Support Demobilization of Ethiopian Rebel Fighters

Ethiopia and Oromo Rebels Sign Eritrea Backed Peace Deal

A vital boost to Ethiopia’s security. Eritrea backed peace and reconciliation agreement have been signed today in Asmara between the Ethiopian government and the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF).

BY TESFANEWS

Eritrea brokered peace and reconciliation agreement signed in Asmara today between the government of Ethiopia and the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF).

The deal reached between President of the Oromia Region Lemma Megersa and OLF Chairman Dawd Ibsa provides for termination of hostilities. Continue reading Ethiopia and Oromo Rebels Sign Eritrea Backed Peace Deal

Ethiopia: ONLF, OLF and Ginbot 7 Armed Groups Removed from Terror List

“The decision will encourage the armed groups to use peaceful political discourse to achieve political ends” – Gov’t Official.

Ethiopia’s Cabinet has submitted a resolution to Parliament for ratification that will rescind the designation of OLF, ONLF and Ginbot 7 as terrorist groups.

BY ASSOCIATED PRESS

Ethiopia’s cabinet has passed a resolution to remove three armed groups from a terror list as part of sweeping reforms under a new prime minister. The groups, operating mainly from neighboring Eritrea, had opposed the government that ruled Ethiopia for close to three decades. Continue reading Ethiopia: ONLF, OLF and Ginbot 7 Armed Groups Removed from Terror List

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Accuses Egyptian Institutions of Funding Opposition Groups

This was not the first time for the Ethiopian clown to make such claims

Ethiopia renews its bogus accusations that Egypt supported the Oromo people protests. If Ethiopia is that worried about the Oromo people, why not start with the obvious: End all emergency restrictions and address the Oromo people’s grievances.

By Daily News,

Ethiopian prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn said that there are Egyptian institutions harbouring, supporting, and funding “terrorist groups” in Ethiopia, during his interview on Al- Muqabla show aired on Al-Jazeera on Thursday.

The minister’s comments came in response to a question regarding his country’s claims that Egypt and Eritrea are supporting opposition groups in Ethiopia.

Desalegn explained that they repeatedly addressed the Egyptian authorities regarding those institutions, and called on them to take suitable procedures against them and investigate them, adding that Egyptian authorities have denied their relation with these institutions. Continue reading Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Accuses Egyptian Institutions of Funding Opposition Groups

Ethiopia: PAFD Frankfurt Public Meeting and Resolution

PAFD is a political alliance united for the struggle to free the oppressed peoples in Ethiopia and it was been established on the 23rd of October 2015 in the Norwegian capital, Oslo, by five different political organizations, namely: The Benishangul People’s Liberation Movement (BPLM), the Gambela People’s Liberation Movement (GPLM), the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), the Sidama National Liberation Front (SNLF).

By The PAFD,

The Peoples Alliance for Freedom and Democracy (PAFD) public meeting hosted by Oromo Student Union and Ogaden Community in Germany was held on 9th of April 2016 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

It was attended by two Executive committee members of PAFD, human rights advocators, invited guests, Veteran members of successful liberation movements, representatives of youth and Women and generally by the peoples and nations of member organizations of PAFD. Continue reading Ethiopia: PAFD Frankfurt Public Meeting and Resolution

The UNSC, SEMG, Susan Rice, Ethiopia et al: When Will the Shenanigans End?

When will holding justice of the the Horn of Africa to ransom end? When will scapegoating Eritrea for every Ethiopian regime failure end? When will the unjust sanction on Eritrea end? When will the Shenanigans end?

By Alem Fisshatzion,

This month marks yet another dark milestone in the Eritrean nation’s history as she was once again dealt a very unfair and shameful blow under the belt by the latest report of the Somalia-Eritrea Monitoring Group (SEMG) presented on 18 February 2016.

Although the report states that the Monitoring Group did not find any evidence that the Government of Eritrea had been supporting Al-Shabaab, it reported that “Eritrea was supporting armed groups in Ethiopia in violation of paragraph 16 of resolution 1907(2009). Continue reading The UNSC, SEMG, Susan Rice, Ethiopia et al: When Will the Shenanigans End?