Ethiopia on rights rap

NAIROBI - A human rights group in the US yesterday accused the Ethiopian military of burning homes and forcibly displacing thousands of villagers in a campaign against separatist rebels.

NAIROBI - A human rights group in the US yesterday accused the Ethiopian military of burning homes and forcibly displacing thousands of villagers in a campaign against separatist rebels.

Prime Minister Meles Zenawi announced a crackdown last month on insurgents in Ogaden.

The Ogaden National Liberation Front wants more autonomy for its ethnically Somali region, bordering Somalia. - Reuters

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