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Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF)

group name

Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF)


The ONLF was active in Ethiopia's Somali-speaking Ogaden region. It had leadership and bases in neighboring Somalia and Eritrea.

stated purpose

The Ogaden National Liberation Front sought self-determination -- including independence -- for the Somali people in the Ogaden region of Ethiopia, which borders Somalia. In later years, ONLF leaders indicated a willingness to form a federal state within Ethiopia with guaranteed rights for the Somali people.


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