Ethiopia seeks to wean away Ogaden rebels

Government hopes economic aid will bear more positive results even as it pursues a political solution.

    Thousands of people have been killed in the conflict in Ethiopia's Ogaden, or Somali region, in the last 15 years.

    The United Western Somalia Liberation Front was one of two rebel groups fighting the government, until it put down its weapons and signed a peace agreement recently. 

    While problems still linger with another faction of the rebel movement, Ethiopia hopes its economic aid to the region will bear more positive results.

    Al Jazeera's Mohammed Adow reports from Ogaden, Ethiopia.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Double standards: 'Why aren't we all with Somalia?'

    Double standards: 'Why aren't we all with Somalia?'

    More than 300 people died in Somalia but some are asking why there was less news coverage and sympathy on social media.

    The life and death of Salman Rushdie, gentleman author

    The life and death of Salman Rushdie, gentleman author

    The man we call 'Salman Rushdie' today is not the brilliant author of the Satanic Verses, but a Picassoesque imposter.

    The Beirut Spy: Shula Cohen

    The Beirut Spy: Shula Cohen

    The story of Shula Cohen, aka The Pearl, who spied for the Israelis in Lebanon for 14 years.