"They have completely lost that capacity as most of their fighters have put down their arms. Now the remaining faction's leaders are engaged in a routine propaganda to disturb the ongoing development activities," he said.
Africa Oil Corp. said on its website that it has three projects in Ethiopia including in the Ogaden Basin where ONLF has been fighting the Addis Ababa government.
The rebels want to create an independent state in the Ogaden region, which is inhabited by mostly ethnic Somalis. Peace talks between ONLF and Ethiopians government in neighboring Kenya ended in disagreement in October.
IF YOU GO
OSU-OKC Farmers Market
When: OSU-OKC's Farmers Market is open Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: OSU-OKC Horticulture Pavilion, 400 N Portland Ave.
What's there: Organic fruits and vegetables; baked goods; eggs; organic meats
Upcoming: The Farmers Market will close Dec. 29 but reopen Jan. 5 with its 2012 Food Celebration. Kamala Gamble, a local chef and organic gardener, will give cooking classes with some of the foods found at the Farmers Market. Also, vendors will have recipes at their booths that include foods they sell.