Talking Peace in the Ogaden: The search for an end to conflict in the Somali Regional State in Ethiopia

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Since the 1990s, war in the Ogaden region of Ethiopia has claimed thousands of lives. The conflict between the Government of Ethiopia and the insurgent Ogaden National Liberation Front has impoverished the communities of Ethiopia’s Somali Regional State, swollen the refugee population in Kenya, and added to insecurity in the Somali territories of the Horn of Africa. Talking Peace in the Ogaden is the outcome of extensive research in Ethiopia, East Africa and the global Ogaadeeni diaspora. It analyses the evolution of the conflict, the changing balance of forces, and the current prospects for peace.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRift Valley Institute
Number of pages86
ISBN (Print)978-1-907431-32-6
Publication statusPublished - May 2014


  • Peace Processes
  • Civil war
  • Ethiopia

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