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Ethiopian rebel group OLF declares ceasefire in wake of reforms

An Ethiopian rebel group declared a unilateral ceasefire on Thursday after parliament removed it from a list of banned terrorist groups as part of a reform drive led by the new prime minister. The Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) has fought for autonomy for the Oromiya region – Ethiopia’s largest – since 1993. It was designated a terrorist group by the government in 2008. “The temporary declaration of ceasefire will take us to the final declaration of bilateral cessation of hostilities once and for all and

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