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21 Feb 2001 description

Djibouti Prime Minister resigns after 22 years.

UNMEE begins radio broadcasts in Eritrea.

EU signs 76 million Euro agreement.

World Bank approves US$ 473 million loan for reconstruction and rehabilitation of war displaced, for demobilization, landmine clearing and to address HIV/AIDS epidemic.

WFP appeals for US$ 135 million to avert food crisis threatening 2.9 million people.

IMF withholds US$ 205 million in budgetary support for Kenya.


27 Mar 2000 description

This edition covers the period February - March 2000

06 Mar 2000 description

A summary of the basic economic and social statistics for the Horn of Africa countries (Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan, Kenya, Somalia and Uganda) with particular reference to the well-being of children.
Compiled from the original UNICEF publication. March 2000

Table 1: Basic indicators

31 Jan 2000 description

European Union names envoy to help end Ethiopia-Eritrea war: The European Union has named Italian Deputy Foreign Minister Rino Serri as its envoy to help end the border war between Ethiopia and Eritrea. The special representative is mandated to provide full support for the effort of the OAU in finding a peaceful solution to the conflict. (Press Digest, December 30; The Reporter, January 5)

01 Dec 1999 description

This update covers the period October- November 1999

01 Nov 1999 description

This update covers the period September- October 1999

WHO Horn of Africa Initiative:

Recognizing the need for regional collaboration to ensure the health and safety of people who live in border areas, in March 1998 health ministers of countries of the Horn of Africa attended a conference on public health where they signed a Protocol of Co-operation enabling "cross-border" control of major health problems.

11 Jul 1999 description

Consolidated UN report prepared by the Information Section of the UN Emergencies Unit for Ethiopia from information and reports provided by specialised UN agencies, media sources, the Ethiopian Government and NGOs.