Ethiopia rebels warn oil firms from restive Ogaden – (AFP)

September 17th, 2009 Print Print Email Email

ADDIS ABABA — Ethiopia’s Ogadeni rebels on Thursday warned oil firms not to venture into the southern region of the Horn of Africa country where they are fighting government forces.

In a statement, the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) “strongly advises multinational corporations that Ogaden is a war zone”.

“They should not conduct any business activity in it until there is a political solution to the conflict.”

The group said it “will not be responsible for any collateral damages that occur from its engagements with the Ethiopian army or security apparatuses wherever they are”.

In April, Ethiopia said it had significantly weakened the rebels, a claim the insurgents dismissed.

The military launched an offensive against ONLF rebels after they attacked a Chinese-run oil venture in Ogaden in April 2007, killing 74 people.

Formed in 1984, the ONLF is fighting for the independence of ethnic Somalis in Ethiopia’s oil-rich Ogaden region, who they say have been marginalised by Addis Ababa.

  1. jeberti from north
    | #1

    god job ONLF. we do not want to explot by weyane junta. longlive mama ethiopia.

  2. henok
  3. ጆን
    | #3

    ትሩ ነው ኦጋዳን ነገር ግን ክለአልው ጋር መተባበር ለድል እንደሚያበቃ አትዘንጉ !!! Unity is power or strength.

  4. yikerbelen
    | #4

    well done. give those shameless people un repeatable lesson if they want to deal with un popular and un lawfull weyanes

  5. ማሞ
    | #5

    በወያነ ከመገዛት በረሃ መኖር ይቀላል:: ትግላሁን ቀጥሉ: እግዚአብሔር ይርዳችሁ::

  6. jatinain
    | #6

    Ogaden is Ethiopian, if Ethiopian government find it fit for development
    or oil extraction has to do so. To those called Ogaden national liberation front[ONLF] WHICH IS THE TERRORIST ORGANIZATION supported by
    shaebia, alshebab and Kenya some other countries should be out of the way
    of development of our country. I don’t think you are doing good to ogaden people by acting or intimidaiting the government while you are hiding youselves somewhere in kenya and somalia borders.

  7. Nujumaa
    | #7

    Good approach ONLF. If your own resources can not benefits your people, the local people, it worth fighting till the regions and its people are free from this blaclk-nazi’s agazi gangs.

    the Struggle will continue till all Ethiopian free from this neocolonialism styles.

    Peace to all

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