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ERITREA-ETHIOPIA: Annan recommends extension of UN mission's mandate

NAIROBI, 8 Sep 2005 (IRIN) - UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has recommended that the UN Security Council extend the mandate of the peacekeeping mission on the Ethiopia-Eritrea border until March 2006 and has stressed the need for both governments and the international community to do their utmost to ensure the border stalemate is resolved, as it "inherently destabilizing". Full report

ETHIOPIA: Ruling party named winner in final result of disputed poll

ADDIS ABABA, 5 Sep 2005 (IRIN) - Ethiopia's ruling party has retained power after winning a majority of seats in national elections marred by violence and alleged fraud, according to final results released by the election board on Monday. Full report

ETHIOPIA: Sharp rise in reported polio cases

ADDIS ABABA, 2 Sep 2005 (IRIN) - The number of reported polio cases in Ethiopia has risen sharply from two to 16 this year, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) reported. Full report

ETHIOPIA: Prime minister brands EU election report "garbage"

ADDIS ABABA, 30 Aug 2005 (IRIN) - Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi described as "garbage" on Monday an EU election report that raised doubts over the fairness of the country's recently concluded national polls. Full report

HORN OF AFRICA: Serious funding shortfall to feed refugees in east, south - WFP

NAIROBI, 29 Aug 2005 (IRIN) - Some 90,000 Eritrean and Ethiopian refugees living in eastern Sudan could go hungry unless more money is found to fill a 47-percent funding gap in a feeding programme for them, the UN World Food Programme said on Friday. Full report

ETHIOPIA: UN envoy calls for greater flexibility in providing aid

ADDIS ABABA, 29 Aug 2005 (IRIN) - Greater flexibility in providing aid to Ethiopia is necessary in order to tackle widespread hunger and underdevelopment in the region, the Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for the Humanitarian Crisis in the Horn of Africa, Martti Ahtisaari, said on Sunday. Full report

ETHIOPIA: Electoral body hits back at EU

ADDIS ABABA, 29 Aug 2005 (IRIN) - Ethiopia's electoral body hit back at the EU observer mission on Monday, rejecting its claim that the recently concluded national polls were not free and fair. Full report

ETHIOPIA: Rampant inter-communal clashes in the south and east

ADDIS ABABA, 26 Aug 2005 (IRIN) - Clashes between communities in southern and eastern Ethiopia have so far killed 73 people this year and forced more than 85,000 to flee their homes, a human rights group said on Wednesday. Full report

ETHIOPIA: Three million in need of emergency food aid - WFP

ADDIS ABABA, 25 Aug 2005 (IRIN) - More than three million Ethiopians face food shortages this year unless they receive emergency food aid, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said on Wednesday. Full report

ETHIOPIA: EU observers criticise elections

ADDIS ABABA, 25 Aug 2005 (IRIN) - Ethiopia's national elections failed to meet international standards for democracy in key areas, the European Union's (EU) chief observer said on Thursday. Full report


IRIN Special Reports for Ethiopia

ETHIOPIA: Special report on the Borana

ETHIOPIA: Uneasy calm restored in Awasa

IRIN Focuses & Interviews for Ethiopia

ETHIOPIA: Mixed signals ahead of Somali region poll

ETHIOPIA: Interview with Congressman Chris Smith

ETHIOPIA: Waiting for election results

ETHIOPIA: Rural economy threatened by neglect of donkeys

Ethiopia Internet links

The United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea - UNMEE

Ethiopian News Agency


Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA-Ethiopia)

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