Oromo Liberation Army threatens to block road linking Ethiopia to Kenya

A sign post in Moyale

A sign post in Moyale. The Oromo Liberation Army  has threatened to cut off the main highway linking Kenya and Ethiopia.

Photo credit: Joseph Kanyi | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • OLA news sources claim that, its fighters are rapidly advancing on the western and southern fronts of the Oromia region.
  • OLA and TPLF were designated last June as terrorist organisations by the Ethiopian government.

The main rebel group in Ethiopia's Oromoa region on Saturday warned that it could cut off a major highway that links Ethiopia to Kenya, in what could directly affect trade with Nairobi.

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