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    Denmark Prepares the First Somali Ogaden Women's International Conference


    By Ahmed Abdi

    Ogaden Community in Denmark and Officials from Ogaden National  Liberation Front,or ONLF held a meeting on Sunday, aimed at to pave the  way for the forthcoming the first Somali Ogaden women’s international  conference.

    The conference,which will be the first it is kind is  due to 26-28 December,2014, and will be hosted by the Ogaden Community  in Denmark.
    The Community leaders and officials from the ONLF  discussed about the importance of the upcoming event,and how well should  they prepare to host thousands of women from across the globe.
    An ONLF official,Hassan Moalim, who had the meeting with the Norway community spoke at length on the subject.

    “The  strength of ONLF when it comes to militarily, politically and the  support the powerful Somali Ogaden people  inside and outside Ogaden is  not underestimated””The aim of the following December conference is to  help the formation of a global Somali Ogaden women group that will  participate in the liberation of the oppressed and persecuted Somali  people in Occupied-Ogaden”, said  Mr. Moalim.
    The Official said,  Ethiopia is weaker than ever before as many other nations under its  minority junta of TPLF demand their full independence.
    “We have a  health relationship with other opposition groups mainly those seeking  their rights to secede from the rest of Ethiopia,and we have no problem  with other groups as long as they respect our will to regain our right  to self-determination”, added  Moalim.
    Somali Ogaden diaspora is one  ingredient for the funding ONLF or the main source, and many people  whom lost their loved ones in the fight devoted to stand with the group  with all costs.
    I asked an Ogadeni exile in Denmark,what makes him  to support ONLF, Mohammed, who only provided his first name replied :  “My grand-grand fathers were not asked 50 years ago, whether they were  consent with being part of Ethiopia or not, therefore ONLF demands  International-backed referendum and that’s why I do support ONLF.”
    Founded in August 15, 1984 at Mugadisho,Ogaden national Liberation Front  is the only force that is playing at the stage now. Its fighters battle  with Ethiopian Army on daily basis and its political wing advocates for  humanitarian assistance as well as international support for the Ogaden  cause.

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