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Rice appeal to Ethiopia on Ogaden

December 7th, 2007
Prime Minister Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia with Secretary Rice in Addis Ababa Dec 5 2007. Photo American Embassy

Rice appeal to Ethiopia on Ogaden

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has urged Ethiopia to pay more attention to humanitarian conditions in the south-eastern Ogaden region.

She said this would help the US administration in its opposition to a congressional resolution criticising Ethiopia's human rights record.

The US and Ethiopian governments are close allies.

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'Humanitarian crisis' facing Ethiopia, says UN

December 2nd, 2007
John Holmes, the U.N.'s humanitarian chief, right, greet residents of Kebridehar in the eastern Ethiopian region of Ogaden, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007 (AP Photo/Anita Powell)

'Humanitarian crisis' facing Ethiopia, says UN

By Steve Bloomfield, Africa Correspondent
Published: 03 December 2007

Ethiopia's remote Ogaden region is facing a "major humanitarian crisis", a senior United Nations official has warned. Speaking after a visit to the region, Sir John Holmes, the UN's emergency relief co-ordinator, said the Ogaden's 4.5 million inhabitants urgently need aid to be delivered.


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Ethiopia forcing untrained civilians to fight rebels, refugees say

November 29th, 2007
File Photo Ethiopian Troops

Ethiopia forcing untrained civilians to fight rebels, refugees say

NAIROBI, Kenya —
Ethiopian soldiers have forcibly drafted hundreds of civilians to fight separatist rebels in the desolate, predominantly Muslim Ogaden region in a shadowy military campaign supported by the Bush administration, according to more than a dozen refugees and former recruits who've fled to neighboring Kenya .


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Ethiopia - Ogaden Locals Allege Abuses by Soldiers

November 29th, 2007
John Holmes, the U.N.'s humanitarian chief, right, greet residents of Kebridehar in the eastern Ethiopian region of Ogaden, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007 (AP Photo/Anita Powell)

Ethiopia - Ogaden Locals Allege Abuses by Soldiers

By ANITA POWELL

KEBRIDEHAR, Ethiopia (AP)
— In the desert stretches of eastern Ethiopia, locals accuse soldiers fighting an insurgency of burning villages to the ground, committing gang rape and killing people "like goats."

The allegations have drawn the attention of international human rights campaigners to this remote corner of a key U.S. ally.


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Ethiopia , UN agree on joint assessment in Ogaden

November 29th, 2007
UN humanitarian chief John Holmes

UN, Ethiopia agree on joint assessment in Ogaden: UN envoy

ADDIS ABABA (AFP) —
The UN humanitarian chief John Holmes on Wednesday said Ethiopia had agreed on carry out a joint humanitarian assessment in the Ogaden region, where the army is cracking down on rebels.

"A joint rapid assessment has been agreed on," Holmes said after talks with Meles in Addis Ababa. Holmes visited Ogaden on Tuesday.


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