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TPLF Campaign to Dislodge ARDUF Fighters Aggravates the Security Situation

Rebel group warns foreign nationals from travelling to the Afar region of Ethiopia

Heavy fighting broke out on Sunday between Afar Region Liyu Police and the rebel group ARDUF after the former attempted to enter areas controlled by the rebels following the killing of a German tourist in the area.

ARDUF PRESS RELEASE

A heavy fighting that raged for several weeks between TPLF forces assisted by Afar Liyu Hayle started a military campaign to dislodge the ARDUF (UGUUGUMOO) fighters from their bases in the mountain areas of Mogorros Afar Region. Continue reading TPLF Campaign to Dislodge ARDUF Fighters Aggravates the Security Situation

German Tourist Killed in Northern Ethiopia

The German national was in a group of tourists who were visiting the Erta Ale volcano

A German tourist has been killed and a guide wounded in an attack in north-eastern Ethiopia while visiting the Erta Ale volcano. (Photo: Joshua Paul Shefman)

BY ELIAS MESERET | AFP

The German Foreign Ministry confirms that a German national has been killed in an attack in northeastern Ethiopia.

Ethiopia’s state-run news agency says Sunday’s attack occurred near a volcanic lake at Erta Ale in the Afar region. The tourist’s local guide was wounded. Continue reading German Tourist Killed in Northern Ethiopia

PM Desalegn Asks President Guelleh to Calm Issa Leader

ARDUF asks the Ethiopian Federal authorities to dismantle all illegally constructed settlements in the Afar Region immediately and unconditionally if not risk the security of Addis Ababa – Djibouti corridor.

By African Intelligence,

The traditional Issa elder Moustapha Mohamed Ibrahim, based in Dire Dawa, has drawn the wrath of Addis Ababa.

The creation of three kebele (small administrative entities) administered by the Issa within the Afar Regional State is a cause of ongoing concern for the Ethiopian authorities.

During his official visit to Djibouti on 7 February, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn asked Djibouti President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh (Issa) to intervene with the Ethiopian Issa.

He wants Ismaïl Omar Guelleh to persuade them to accept the federal arbitration decision ordering the Somali Regional State to hand the three localities situated on the Addis Ababa-Djibouti highway back to the Afar Regional State. Continue reading PM Desalegn Asks President Guelleh to Calm Issa Leader

ARDUF Warns to Attack Addis – Djibouti Corridor

ARDUF asked the Ethiopian federal authorities to dismantle all illegally constructed settlements in the Afar Region, immediately and unconditionally, or risk the peace and security of the Addis Ababa-Djibouti corridor.

By The Indian Ocean Newsletter,

THE Ethiopian government authorities are taking the mainly Afar ARDUF armed rebel movement’s opposition to the creation last month of three special kebele (small administrative entities) in the Afar Regional State very seriously.

In response to threats issued by ARDUF’s leader in Asmara, Mussa Ibrahim, to attack the transport routes, the Ethiopian federal authorities asked the head of the security in the Afar Regional State, Seyum Awal, to deploy special police forces at the strategic points where the rebels could operate.

The latter see the creation of the three special kebeles as going back on the 21 September agreement between the presidents of the two Ethiopian regional states, Ismail Ali Siro (Afar) and Abdi Mahmud Omar (Somali). Continue reading ARDUF Warns to Attack Addis – Djibouti Corridor

ARDUF Urges Ethiopia to Return Afar Territory or Risk Addis Ababa Djibouti Corridor

ARDUF asks the Ethiopian Federal authorities to dismantle all illegally constructed settlements in the Afar Region immediately and unconditionally if not risk peace and security of the Addis Ababa-Djibouti corridor.

By ARDUF,

THE Afar-Issa conflict is no longer an encounter about access to grazing lands and water resources between two related pastoral communities. It is no longer about the raiding and counter-raiding of animals (camels, cows and goats) as war booty. It is not even being inflamed between the two traditional pastoral groups in the Eastern part of Ethiopia known as the Addis Ababa-Djibouti Corridor. However, it is raging far from home.

The intractable and unmanageable, years-old Afar-Issa conflict is being fought out in social media in a feverish war of words between two Diaspora, namely, the Afar and Issa Diaspora in Western countries (USA, Canada and Australia). The conflict is being fought out on Deutchwelle and VOA Amharic Services. Anyone who has been following recent developments with regard to this conflict would recognise this. Continue reading ARDUF Urges Ethiopia to Return Afar Territory or Risk Addis Ababa Djibouti Corridor

ARDUF Denies Existence of Training Camps inside Eritrea, Vows to Continue Struggle

TPLF led Ethiopian government is tactically at war with the Afar people in order to realize their dream of ‘Greater Tigray” by incorporating a chunk of Afar territory – ARDUF

Our training camps were not targeted on March 15 in places called Galacbiyyi, Ramood and Ginxi as they simply do not exist

By ARDUF,

The Afar Revolutionary Democratic Unity Front (ARDUF) through its Press Release issued on Tuesday (27) has denied the existence of any “attacks” carried out by the Ethiopian government forces in any of its military or training camps inside Ethiopia as it categorically denies the existence of any kind of military and training camps inside Eritrea.

Instead, it confirms the existence of a continued engagement of its forces with the TPLF led Ethiopian soldiers since March 17 and in the ensuing skirmish, ARDUF claims it has killed 26, capture 13 and injured more than a dozen government troops. Here below is the Press Release: Continue reading ARDUF Denies Existence of Training Camps inside Eritrea, Vows to Continue Struggle