Archive for July, 2008

Ethiopia plays down fears of war with Eritrea

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - Ethiopian officials played down fears Thursday that the country would begin a war with neighboring Eritrea following a decision to dissolve a UN peacekeeping force along their common border.

Feeding programmes in Ethiopia target vulnerable populations as strong malnutrition levels continue

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

Over 16,700 severely malnourished patients, mostly children, have been cared for in MSF programmes in Oromiya and SNNP regions. Among them, 2,071 children suffering from medical complications have been admitted to five stabilisation centres where they receive 24-hour medical attention. Another 14,700 severely malnourished children have received nutritional treatment and ...

U.N. Chief renews his offer for mediation between Eritrea and Ethiopia

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

July 30, 2008 (UNITED NATIONS) — UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday renewed his offer to help break the stalemate in the Eritrea-Ethiopia border dispute, which led the Security Council to end UN monitoring of the row.

Ethiopia says wants talks to solve border dispute

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

ADDIS ABABA, July 31 (Reuters) - Ethiopia said on Thursday it wanted to resolve a border impasse with Eritrea by dialogue, but might defend itself if its Red Sea neighbour violated its territory.

CWS emergency appeal: Ethiopia drought and food crisis

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

Appeal amount: $300,000 SITUATION: The southeastern pastoral areas of Ethiopia are experiencing drought conditions following the failure of two previous rainy seasons, with resulting food insecurity. The impact of the long dry spell has caused severe shortage of pastureland and water and has led to the death of livestock and unusual ...

Somali Islamists vow to fight Ethiopia-trained government forces

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

The spokesman of Al-Shabab Islamic movement, Sheikh Mukhtar Robow, aka Abu Mansur, has urged the new Ethiopian-trained Somali government forces not to harm residents in Bay and Bakol regions in southwestern Somalia.

Who Will Replace Meles Zenawi

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

Joe Michael In a rear declaration by an African leader, Ethiopia's Prime Minister Meles Zenawi vowed in multiple occasions that he would step down as a PM when his term ends in 2010. He has been the Head of the State and the prime Minster for the past 18 years.

Ethiopia exports rise 25 pct in ’07/08 to $1.5 bln

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

ADDIS ABABA, July 30 (Reuters) - Ethiopia's export revenues hit a record $1.5 billion in 2007/08 (July-June), just shy of the official target, while the import bill was $4.7 billion, a top trade official said on Wednesday.

Somali insurgents dismiss UN-mediated truce

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

MOGADISHU (AFP) — A second armed Islamist group in Somalia has rejected a UN-mediated peace agreement, and vowed Wednesday to continue fighting.

U.N. council to disband Eritrea-Ethiopia force

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council is planning to disband its peacekeeping mission to the volatile border between Eritrea and Ethiopia after Eritrea forced out most of the U.N. troops, diplomats said on Tuesday.