Ogaden region is working towards Independence,say Ogaden Community

Mareeg.com-Somali
Ogaden Community in South Africa said on Thursday that it will intensify its
efforts towards independence by supporting ONLF, strengthening existing
institutions such as Ogaden Youth and Students Union (OYSU) and Ogaden Mother
and Child Relief (OMCR),and enhancing media as well as the relationship with
their twin Somali brothers beyond the Ogaden region’s borders and engaging new
and old friends in part of securing self-determination.

“We
made a number of important decisions including supporting the ONLF
,stepping up the media,making good relationship with our brother
beyond the border as well as effective engagement with our new and old friends
in doing so we will secure our full-independence,”said Xayi Yare,a
28-year-old Somali Ogaden activist based on Port Elizabeth.

“We
will also stand by Ogaden Youth and Students Union (OYSU) and Ogaden Mother and
Child Relief (OMCR) as well as NGOs caring about orphans and disabled”.

The
Somali Ogaden Community in South Africa concluded its fourth day conference on
Thursday electing new leadership and condemning atrocities being committed by
Ethiopian security forces in Ogaden region and urged Ethiopian
government to lift the Ogaden blockade on the media and aid agencies

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