PetroTrans May Face Attack in Ethiopia Oil Search, Group Says

Petrotrans Co., a Chinese oil exploration company, may face attack in Ethiopia’s restive Ogaden region if it begins operations in the area, a U.S.-based advocacy group said. “We urge all foreign oil... Read more »

Ethiopia hopes gas production from Ogaden region in six years

Eleven firms licensed in 31 blocks * Chinese firm to spend $4 bln By Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA, (Reuters) – Ethiopia, which has seen a surge in requests for exploration rights, hopes... Read more »

Worst Drought in 60 Years Hitting East Africa

GENEVA (Reuters) – The worst drought in 60 years in the Horn of Africa has sparked a severe food crisis and high malnutrition rates, with parts of Kenya and Somalia experiencing pre-famine... Read more »

Ethiopia Denies Red Cross Permission to Resume Ogaden Operation

Ethiopia has denied the International Committee of the Red Cross permission to resume humanitarian operations in the restive Ogaden region. ICRC workers were expelled from the Ogaden nearly four years ago for... Read more »
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Ethiopia signs peace deal with Ogaden rebel group

The Ethiopia government and the United Western Somali Liberation front (UWSLF) signed peace deal to end the long run war in the Somali ethnic region in Ethiopia. The peace deal was singed... Read more »

Petronas May Begin Ethiopian Gas Exports in 2015, Ministry Says

By Fred Ojambo (Bloomberg) — Petroliam Nasional Bhd., Malaysia’s state-owned oil company, may begin exporting natural gas from Ethiopia in five years, when production starts at a plant it is building in... Read more »

Ethiopia rebels to lay down arms: Govt

ADDIS ABABA — A faction of one of Ethiopia’s most active rebel groups seeking a separate state in the southeast of the country has agreed to lay down its arms, a government... Read more »

Ethiopia expels VOA’s American journalist reporting in rebel area

New York, June 18, 2010—Authorities in Ethiopia expelled an American journalist on Thursday who had been reporting near a rebel area in the east of the Horn of Africa country, according to local journalists.... Read more »

ONLF accusing Ethiopian government troops kills 71 civilians

ADDIS ABABA — Ethiopia’s rebel Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) on Friday claimed that 71 civilians had been killed by government forces during an operation launched last month. ONLF which says it... Read more »
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Petronas suspends oil exploration work in Ogaden

– ONLF attacks military base five days before national elections By Kaleyesus Bkele The Malaysian oil and gas giant, Petronas, has suspended exploration work in the Ogaden basin due to security problems.... Read more »