UN Security Council welcomes new moves towards peace on Eritrean-Ethiopian border

Stressing the importance of demarcating a final acceptable border between two Horn of Africa countries, the United Nations Security Council today said it was encouraged by Ethiopia's announcement that it has a new peace plan and by Eritrea's continued acceptance of an independent Boundary Commission's decision on the frontier as binding.

After review of Ethiopia plan, Annan welcomes steps to bring peace with Eritrea

After receiving a new peace plan put forward last month by Ethiopia that aims to end the country's long-running dispute with Eritrea, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today welcomed any move that might help solidify relations between the two Horn of Africa neighbours.

Hit by drought and effects of war, Eritrea will need food aid well into 2005 - UN

With nearly 1 million Eritreans - almost a quarter of the total population - depending on international food aid for their survival, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warned today that continued assistance will be needed well into the coming year.

Norwegian national named deputy of UN mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea

A senior official of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has been named as Secretary-General Kofi Annan's Deputy Special Representative for the UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE).

UN envoy wraps up meetings on tackling Horn of Africa’s humanitarian crisis

The United Nations Special Envoy working on the humanitarian crises in drought-stricken Ethiopia and Eritrea has wrapped up three days of extensive meetings on the lack of food security in the area.

UN Special Envoy arrives in drought-stricken Eritrea to review humanitarian situation

The United Nations Special Envoy monitoring the humanitarian crisis in the drought-stricken Horn of Africa arrives today in Eritrea, just days after a warning went out that September rainfall in the country was inadequate for needed agricultural production.

Eritrea again closes major road to UN peacekeepers

Eritrea has again closed a major road to traffic by United Nations peacekeepers charged with monitoring the ceasefire that ended a bitter two-year border war with neighbouring Ethiopia.

Security Council extends UN mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea another 6 months

With the stalemate in the peace process between Ethiopia and Eritrea ongoing, the Security Council today extended for another six months the United Nations peacekeeping operation overseeing the ceasefire between the Horn of Africa neighbours.

Border deadlock jeopardizes Eritrean-Ethiopian ceasefire, Annan reports

Political efforts to resolve the conflict between Eritrea and Ethiopia remain stalemated, and the longer the deadlock continues the greater is the risk that an isolated incident could unravel a truce that ended a fierce border war four years ago, Secretary-General Kofi Annan warns in his latest report on the two Horn of Africa countries.

Eritrea reopens road to UN peacekeepers – a ‘new page’ in relations

Eritrea has reopened a major road to traffic by United Nations peacekeepers, declaring a “new page” in its relations with the UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) charged with monitoring the ceasefire and ensuring observance of security commitments after the two countries fought a two-year border war.