Ethiopia removes OLF, ONLF and Ginbot 7 from terror list

The House of People’s Representatives today unanimously voted on a motion to scrap three political groups from terrorists list. Picture: thereporterethiopia

thiopia’s parliament has approved a government recommendation to take three rebel groups off the country’s list of terrorist organisations.

Parliament, which is controlled by the ruling EPRDF coalition with all 547 seats currently held by members of the party, passed the resolution unanimously on Thursday. EPRDF has been in power since 1991.

The groups – Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) and Ginbot 7 – have each been engaged in armed struggles against the government in Addis Ababa.

Fitsum Arega, the Ethiopian prime minister’s chief of staff, said on Twitter on Saturday that the “Cabinet has submitted a resolution to parliament for ratification that will rescind the designation of OLF, ONLF & Ginbot 7 as terrorist groups”. Read more >>

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