Apr 18th, 2014
By Hibaaq Osman Last week, I could only watch on television news as soldiers herded scores of my countrymen on to trucks like livestock, to be driven to detention centers. Women carrying babies struggled to climb onto the cumbersome vehicles, built not for carrying humans but cargo and commodities. S...
In East Africa
Feb 21st, 2014
Below is a press release from the African Rights Monitor: Geneva, The Ethiopian Army and Secret Service continue to track refugees from Ogaden in East African countries, the last incident occurring yesterday. Guri’el Cnrtal Somalia District Commissioner Mr. Isma’il Isse Nur “Taardhu...
Jan 30th, 2014
Nairobi, Kenya: Kenyan police are investigating alleged abduction of two top officials of Ethiopia’s Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) from outside a popular restaurant in Upper Hill, Nairobi. The two who were identified as Mr Sulub Ahmed and Ali Hussein were members of the ONLF negotiation tea...
Sep 26th, 2013
Over the last 2 years Kenya has been one of the few countries successful in its military engagement with Al-Shabaab – expelling the Al-Qaeda affiliate from Kismayo, Somalia’s third largest city. However, the Kenyan government has also been tolerating the presence of a young Somali-Kenyan radical cler...