Category: "Ogaden Ethiopia"
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.
'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
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 .
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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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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