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