Security Council discusses border tensions between Djibouti and Eritrea

The Security Council heard calls today for the peaceful resolution of the current border dispute between Djibouti and Eritrea, which flared into fighting in the Horn of Africa in June that killed at least 35 people and left dozens of others wounded.

Final border report on Ethiopia-Eritrea dispute sent to Security Council

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has transmitted to the Security Council the last report issued by the independent commission on Ethiopia and Eritrea’s common boundary.

Djibouti-Eritrea border tension could escalate, warns UN team

The situation on the Djibouti-Eritrean border remains volatile after a flaring of tensions on the border in June left over 35 dead and dozens wounded, a United Nations fact-finding mission reported today.

Ban dispatches UN team to assess Djibouti-Eritrea border situation

A fact-finding mission dispatched by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has arrived in the Horn of Africa to assess the political, security and humanitarian situation along the border between Djibouti and Eritrea, in light of the recent tensions there.

Security Council ends UN mission monitoring Eritrea-Ethiopia border

The Security Council today voted unanimously to terminate the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE), after restrictions placed on the peacekeeping operation by the latter country undermined its ability to carry out its mandate.

Security Council urges ceasefire after deadly clashes between Eritrea, Djibouti

The Security Council has called on Djibouti and Eritrea to agree to a ceasefire after several days of fighting along their joint border that has led to several deaths and dozens of wounded.

In Eritrea, UN reports progress in regrouping of mission staff

The United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) is making progress again in relocating some of its personnel from the Temporary Security Zone (TSZ) separating the two countries to the capital, Asmara, and the port city of Assab.

After yesterday’s roadblocks, no new restrictions reported by UN in Eritrea

No new restrictions have been reported today from Eritrea on the regrouping of the United Nations peacekeepers there in preparation for their temporary relocation to Ethiopia, though the vehicles blocked yesterday were unable to complete their tasks.

Eritrea blocking passage of UN peacekeepers as regrouping efforts continue

Eritrean soldiers have blocked the passage of eight United Nations vehicles in the past 24 hours as the world body’s peacekeeping mission in the region continued to regroup staff and assets in the capital, Asmara, ahead of its planned temporary relocation across the border to Ethiopia.

Regrouping of peacekeepers in Eritrea continues unhindered – UN

The United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) reports that the regrouping of its peacekeepers and equipment in Asmara continued without restrictions today, as the world body still awaits Eritrea’s cooperation to move its personnel across the border to Ethiopia.