August 31, 2011

Ethiopia: ONLF Blocks Chinese Oil Exploration Company From Operating

Filed under: Uncategorized — ethiopiantimes @ 10:34 am

Dhagahbur — The Ogaden National Liberation Front ONLF on Wednesday said it had blocked an oil exploration company from China to start explorations in the Ethiopian administrated Somalia region.

Head of the information for ONLF’s Hussein Mohamed Nur said in an interview with Shabelle Media Network that they have been involved in fighting with Ethiopian military forces who want to hand over Somalia territories to Chinese company to explore oil there.

At least three Ethiopian soldiers have been killed during the battle that took place in Dhagahbur area east of Ethiopia, according to the group.

He said that they forced the oil company from China to return back to JigJiga town where it has previously came from.


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