Friday, April 9, 2010

Western Somali Liberation Front agrees to lay down arms

Created in the 1970s, the UWSLF was active during the 1977-78 war for control of the Ogaden, in which Ethiopia defeated Somalia. But the rebel movement has seen many divisions and became increasingly inactive. Asked by AFP about the conditions of the rebels' decision, Bereket said the "government has decided to respect their right to operate in the Ethiopian legal system, to enter into more civilized and pacific politics.""We'll not do accounting from the past. We'll do a fresh start," he added. Read more…

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