Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) Signed a Peace Agreement with Gov’t


Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) has signed a peace agreement with Ethiopian government Fana broadcast Corporate reported citing Workneh Gebeyehu (PhD).

According to the report, the agreement which signed in Asmara, the capital of Eritrea, yesterday includes that OLF is agreed to return home so as to participate in a peaceful and democratic political system of the country.

According to a statement from ONLF, “the two sides have reached a historical agreement regarding the political rights of the people from Somali Regional State and genuinely addressing the root causes of the conflict between ONLF and the Ethiopian government.”

However, the report didn’t mention other details of the agreements signed between the rebel group and the Ethiopian government.

After Abiy Ahmed came to power in April, he invited all opposition political groups to return and join the new democratic reform in the nation.

The once-banned Oromo Liberation Front, (OLF), and Patriotic Ginbot 7 where the first two groups to accept the invitation and come home.

After the return of these parties, however, many questioned about the agreements between the oppositions and the government.

Heads of OLF, one of the rebels group which were in an armed struggle, told local medias the front didn’t agree to disarm its militants.

Established in 1984 ONLF is a separatist rebel group fighting for the right to self-determination for Somalis in the Somali Region of Ethiopia.

It is recalled that the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) sent its envoy to the country.

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