Sydney Irving

Sydney Irving is an independent journalist based in East Africa.

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Ethiopian Crackdown on Ogaden’s Somali Rebel Movement

Bitter fighting continues in Ethiopia's troubled southeast as a humanitarian crisis looms, with government troops battling separatist rebels of the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF). The Ogaden, Ethiopia's “Region Five,”

Somali Conflict Spreads Across Horn Of Africa

The conflict in Somalia is spreading, drawing in fighters and displacing increasing numbers of civilians. Violence has erupted in the previously calmer north of Somalia, with border clashes between the

Splits Developing in Somali Insurgency

Violence in Somalia is escalating as insurgents increase the fight against the feeble Transitional Federal Government (TFG) and their Ethiopian military backers. Rifts, however, are growing between more moderate opposition