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26 Apr 2002 description
report IRIN

ADDIS ABABA, 26 April (IRIN) - Sudan announced a "new era" in relations with Ethiopia on Thursday and said it wanted to improve ties with all its neighbours.

25 Apr 2002 description
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ADDIS ABABA/NAIROBI, 25 April (IRIN) - Ethiopia on Thursday accused the government of Eritrea of being in "utter shock, embarrassment and confusion" following this month's border ruling, a statement rejected by Eritrea as "ridiculous".

25 Apr 2002 description

SUMMARY

  • The Eritrea-Ethiopia Border Commission (EEBC) announced its verdict on the delimitation of the border between the two countries on 13 April 2002.

  • The Eritrean and Ethiopian United Nations Country Teams met together in Ethiopia from 21-22 March 2002 to discuss humanitarian and development assistance activities to support peace building and reconciliation efforts;

24 Apr 2002 description

Polio Free In 2005
A house-to-house campaign was launched to vaccinate children under the age of five against polio in Somali Region.
Major Stakeholders Meet in Tigray
Major stakeholders met in Tigray to review recovery programme progress in Tigray and Afar.

East Hararghe in Need of Seeds for the belg
Preliminary findings indicate a shortage of seeds in areas of East Hararghe.

Flood Affects Thousands
Dupti wereda was flooded in Afar Regional State.

Testing to Verify Presence of RVF

22 Apr 2002 description
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MEKELE, 22 April (IRIN) - Ethiopia should call on the independent Boundary Commission to clarify whether the controversial village of Badme lies in its territory, a senior Ethiopian politician said on Sunday.

22 Apr 2002 description
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BADME, 22 April (IRIN) - Alem Tesfaye hands over a crumpled one Ethiopian birr note to pay for his coffee. In any other place it would be an unremarkable act, but this is Badme -- a tiny, dusty border village at the heart of the bloody two-year war between Ethiopia and Eritrea.

22 Apr 2002 description
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ASMARA, 22 Apr 2002 (IRIN) - The Eritrean government is to demobilise 5,000 soldiers this week as part of a pilot project, the head of the National Commission for Demobilisation (NCD) said.

19 Apr 2002 description
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ADDIS ABABA, 19 April (IRIN) - Japan has pledged over US $1 million to help fund the delimitation and demarcation of the border between Ethiopia and Eritrea.

17 Apr 2002 description
report Government of Japan

Japan welcomes the final and binding decision of the Eritrea-Ethiopia Boundary Commission on April 13 (Sat) concerning the delimitation and demarcation of the common border between Eritrea and Ethiopia.

Japan strongly hopes that Ethiopia and Eritrea will implement the decision in good faith, further promote the peace process in concert with the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE), and commit themselves to the improvement of their relations.

17 Apr 2002 description
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ADDIS ABABA, 17 April (IRIN) - Martin Pratt is the head of the world renowned International Boundaries Research Unit (IBRU) based in the UK. Here he analyses the highly detailed and complicated decision on the Ethiopia-Eritrea border by the Boundary Commission, which issued its ruling in The Hague on Saturday. The IBRU web site is http://www-ibru.dur.ac.uk.

17 Apr 2002 description
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NAIROBI, 17 April (IRIN) - The UN Security Council on Tuesday urged Eritrea and Ethiopia to cooperate closely with the United Nations and the Boundary Commission in implementing the latter's ruling on their common border.

16 Apr 2002 description
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NAIROBI, 16 April (IRIN) - Eritrean President Isayas Afewerki has said his country "gladly accepts" the border ruling issued on Saturday, noting that the decision "confirmed" Eritrea's national borders.

16 Apr 2002 description
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NAIROBI, 16 April (IRIN) - Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi has said the recent ruling on the border with Eritrea will enable his country to build peace and democracy, and these would never be exchanged for "territorial expansion".

15 Apr 2002 description

SG/SM/8197, AFR/396
The following statement was issued 13 April by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

This morning, 13 April 2002, at 9 a.m. in The Hague, the Eritrea-Ethiopia Boundary Commission conveyed to representatives of the two Governments its decision on delimitation of their common border.

14 Apr 2002 description
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NAIROBI, 14 April (IRIN) - Eritrea has said the ruling on delimitation of its border with Ethiopia is a vindication for Asmara and a victory for both peoples.

14 Apr 2002 description
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ADDIS ABABA, 14 April (IRIN) - Several thousand Ethiopians on Sunday gathered in Meskel Square, the central square of the capital Addis Ababa, to celebrate a ruling on the border with Eritrea.