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ONLF: ‘Ethiopia is boiling’ – another of Ethiopia’s woes

9 May

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Aljazeera


    The only policy in the Somali region they have is to dominate it, to exploit the oil, to consider the people as just a nuisance, and to exploit our resources and kill our people. Even if they allowed 10% of our rights in 1994, this fighting would not have started.

    – Abdirahman Mahdi, founding member and foreign secretary of the Ogaden National Liberation Force (ONLF).

 

Ethiopia, Africa’s oldest independent country, is one of the West’s closest allies in the Horn of Africa.

Bordering Kenya, South Sudan, Eritrea, Djibouti and Somalia, this vast nation is home to about 80 different ethnic groups, many with their own languages and customs.
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