UN appeals for urgent funding to fight malaria epidemic in Ethiopia

A United Nations-backed national anti-malaria campaign in Ethiopia today appealed for urgent funding to fill a shortfall of over 50 per cent in aid needed to combat a potential upsurge in the disease that could affect more than 6 million people within the next six months.

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.