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Ethiopia: Prospects for Peace in Ogaden

AFRICANGLOBE - Nearly a year after the talks facilitated by Kenya between the Ethiopian government and Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) rebels stalled in October 2012, there are signs that the process may restart.

Stability Kick-Starts Development in Ethiopia’s Ogaden Region

AFRICANGLOBE - For over two decades the Ogaden region, in eastern Ethiopia, has been devastated by a grueling insurgency. Trapped in a time warp, it has been forgotten and underdeveloped. But in the last few years, thanks to the increased security here, a five-star hotel, eco-tourism ventures and even a large abattoir are being built by the former diaspora community.

Rebel Faction in Ethiopia’s Ogaden Wants Peace Talks

AFRICANGLOBE - A faction of a separatist rebel group said on Sunday it was seeking peace talks with the Ethiopian government, a development that could help stabilize a region with potential reserves of oil and gas. The Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) has fought since the mid-1980s for independence for the mainly ethnic Somali province of Ogaden in southeast Ethiopia, bordering lawless Somalia.

The Ogaden Problem: Will an Old Insurgency Tip the Balance in...

Hopes that one of the Horn of Africa‘s longest running conflicts could soon come to an end foundered when peace talks between the Ethiopian...