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10 Dec 2007 description
report Voice of America

By Nick Wadhams

An Eritrean human rights group is accusing the governments of Sudan and Eritrea of working together to round up and deport Eritreans who have sought refuge from Eritrea's authoritarian government. Nick Wadhams has the story from Nairobi.

The Netherlands-based Eritrean Research and Documentation Center says Eritrean security forces are illegally monitoring Eritrean refugees, many of whom it says defected from the Eritrean Air Defense forces.

In a letter to the U.N.

25 Nov 2007 description
report Voice of America

By Peter Heinlein

The United States says it is more than doubling humanitarian aid to Ethiopia's troubled Ogaden region. The announcement was made Saturday following talks beween top U.S. foreign aid officials and Ethiopia's prime minister on the importance of stability in the Horn of Africa region.

01 Nov 2007 description
report Voice of America

By Peter Heinlein

The flow of Eritrean refugees pouring into Ethiopia has peaked recently, as the Horn of Africa rivals prepare for what could be their second war in a decade. Last month, as border tensions escalated, 700 new arrivals were registered at the Shimelba Camp, about 25 kilometers inside Ethiopia. Among the camp's inmates is VOA Tigrignia Service reporter Aklilu Solomon, who fled Eritrea last December after being imprisoned for a year and a half.

26 Oct 2007 description
report Voice of America

By Alisha Ryu

In a report to the U.N. secretary-general this week, an international boundary commission trying to create a permanent border between Ethiopia and Eritrea in the Horn of Africa said that the body will likely dissolve at the end of next month without reaching a comprehensive agreement. As VOA correspondent Alisha Ryu reports from our East Africa bureau in Nairobi, the apparent failure to settle the issue diplomatically has heightened fears that Ethiopia and Eritrea could now try to end the stalemate once and for all through war.

With its U.N.

25 Oct 2007 description
report Voice of America

By Peter Heinlein

Ethiopia and Eritrea are blaming each other as a commission set up to adjudicate their border dispute prepares to finish its work without finding a mutually acceptable settlement. VOA's Peter Heinlein reports the commission's closing raises the prospect of an uncertain future and rising tensions along the disputed frontier.

The Ethiopia-Eritrea Boundary Commission has sent a final report to the United Nations, regretting that it could not take its work through 'to its full conclusion' during seven years of existence.

03 Oct 2007 description
report Voice of America

By Howard Lesser

Some of the most widespread flooding in years has swept across Sub-Saharan Africa, from Ghana, Niger, Mali, and Togo in the west to Ethiopia, Uganda, and Sudan in the east. In the last 24 hours, the International Red Cross (IFRC) has added Burkina Faso to its emergency rolls after 33 deaths were reported and more than 75-hundred homes destroyed in torrential rains. In addition, the UN World Food Program (WFP) is appealing for three-point eight million dollars to feed 470-thousand victims in Mauritania, where saturated supplies are putting thousands at risk.

26 Sep 2007 description
report Voice of America

By Joe De Capua

Over one million people in East Africa are now believed affected by floods. Hundreds of thousands of others in West Africa have also lost their homes or been displaced by floods. As a result, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is now warning of potential food security crises in the regions.

John English is the federation's disaster management coordinator for East Africa. From Nairobi, he spoke to VOA English to Africa Service reporter Joe De Capua about the risk to food security.

11 Sep 2007 description
report Voice of America

By Howard Lesser

Ethiopia and Eritrea are again trading accusations over a failure to settle their nine-year-old border dispute. Last week at the Hague, the commission adjudicating the disagreement said it intends to finalize coordinates of the borders by November if the sides remain deadlocked. Reporter Peter Heinlein in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa attended a news briefing yesterday with Foreign Minister Seyoum Mesfin in which the foreign ministry said it would not accept a boundary drawn up by the border commission.