Ethiopian rebels threaten foreign oil companies

Author: Matthew Jones, Reuters, Published on: 3 June 2009

An Ethiopian rebel group on Wednesday warned international oil companies against exploring in a region of the [country] where the rebels attacked a Chinese-run field in 2007 killing 74 people..."Certain multinational oil corporations are intent on exploiting Ogaden fossil fuel resources in alliance with the current Ethiopian regime that is committing genocide and war crimes in Ogaden," [The Ogaden National Liberation Front] said in an emailed statement. "Besides destroying the livelihood of the rural population in the affected areas, these companies are filling the coffers of this regime and financing its criminal activities in occupied Ogaden."...The rebel statement said any firm working in the region would be considered complicit in crimes by Ethiopia's military. [refers to Petronas, Sinopec]

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