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the Horn of Africa
food insecurity remains severe
Reuters AlertNet, UK - April 14,
raiders attack Kenyan border villages - report
Sudan Tribune, Sudan - April 14,
borders squeeze Eritrea's coffee culture
Reuters, Canada - April 14,
Kenya Times, Kenya - April 12,
fill gap in early human evolution
Independent Online -
April 12, 2006
Standard, Kenya - April 10, 2006
history of conflict, fear and struggle
Kenya Times, Kenya - April 10,
forgotten people of Kenya
Independent Online -
April 10, 2006
embassy accuses asylum seekers in Ireland
Sudan Tribune, Sudan - April 10,
Appeal - Ethiopia Relief and Food Security Assistance
Reuters AlertNet, UK - April 10,
rebels deny planting bombs in Ethiopian capital
Sudan Tribune, Sudan - May 13, 2006
Oromo rebel movement denied any involvement in the nine bombs
attacks across Ethiopian capital, the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF)
is instead accusing the authorities of a cover up.
a statement to Radio France Internationale (RFI), the OLF
spokesperson Lencho Bati said �We are not related to these
bombings in any way. The government is accusing the opposition,
but the OLF is not involved in these attacks�. No one has
claimed responsibility. But federal officials have blamed
separatist rebels, notably the Oromo Liberation Movement, Somali
Muslim extremists and opposition groups, which the government has
accused of trying to foment a coup after disputed elections last
Djibouti Confirms Human Case of Bird Flu
AllAfrica.com, Washington - May
flu has spread to East Africa after Djubouti reported a human case
of the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu on Thursday.
health ministry said tests done on samples taken from the person
from a person suffering from flu-like symptoms on April 27 were
positive for the disease."
chickens had also been infected, said the ministry ...
on the East Africa food crisis - 9 May 2006
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland -
May 9, 2006
is now helping more than 500,000 people in Kenya, Somalia,
Tanzania, and Ethiopia.
herding communities are most at risk in the food crisis that
continues to grip East Africa. In many areas, more than 70 percent
of the animals on which people depend for food and income have
already died because of drought that has shriveled their pasture
and dried up their water supplies. Recent rains in some areas have
increased the risk of disease and are hampering the delivery of
aid. Oxfam is now helping more than 500,000 people in Kenya,
Somalia, Tanzania, and Ethiopia. Here is an update on our programs
UN Rights Group Includes Six Nations With Poor Records
New York Times, United States -
May 9, 2006
nations with poor human rights records were among those elected to
the new Human Rights Council on Tuesday, although notorious
violators that had belonged to the predecessor Human Rights
Commission did not succeed in winning places in the new group.
Cuba, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Azerbaijan, countries
cited by human rights groups as not deserving membership, were
among the 47 nations elected to the council. But in a move hailed
by the same groups, both Iran and Venezuela failed to attract the
needed votes ...
opposition MPs protest against new Addis mayor
Sudan Tribune, Sudan - May 9, 2006
of the main opposition stormed out of parliament on Tuesday in
protest against a decision preventing the party from running
Ethiopia�s capital in spite of its victory in city elections
parliamentarians from the Coalition for Unity and Democracy (CUD)
walked out after Prime Minister Meles Zenawi decided to appoint an
interim mayor to run Addis Ababa for the next year ...
grassroot structures to tackle banditry, rustling
Kenya Times, Kenya - May 8,
is now a month since six Kenyan legislators and eight other
distinguished citizens perished in a plane crush while on their
way to peace mission.
of insecurity occasioned by banditry, cattle rustling, inter-clan
feuds over land ownership and competition over scarce resources
continue to scar North-Eastern, parts of Eastern and the North
them have cattle'
News24, South Africa - Apr 29,
United Nations official has urged Ethiopia not to force its
nomadic pastoralists to change their way of life, despite
suffering successive droughts.
has been affected by searing droughts in the last few years.
Officials say the pastoralists are the worst affected, often
losing their entire livestock.
said the pastoralist nomadic life makes its difficult for the
herders to receive appropriate government intervention ...
of Oromo Liberation Front (OLF)
UNPO, Netherlands -
Apr 28, 2006
nouvelles d'Addis interviewed Mr. Dawud Ibsa Ayana, the
Chairman of the Oromo Liberation Front, while he was in
Paris from the end of March to the first week of April,
2006. Mr. Ayana is accompanied on his European tour by his
Head of Foreign Relations, Mr. Hassan Hussein, a member of
the Executive Committee, and Dr. Shigut Geleta, Head of
Foreign Relations in Europe, a member of the National
closes border with Ethiopia over attacks
Sudan Tribune, Sudan - Apr
officers have sealed off the Kenya-Ethiopia border at Moyale and
Marsabit Districts, the Kenyan Standard reported.
move follows an incident on Wednesday 26 April afternoon, where
Ethiopian militiamen crossed into the country. Kenyan soldiers
intercepted the group at Samore area in Moyale as they were
planning to attack a home in Atesa area of the district. A soldier
was injured in the ensuing exchange of fire ...
UN Condemns Ethiopia over Rights
UNPO, Netherlands - Apr 28,
Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour has
strongly criticised Ethiopia's human rights situation, calling it
Arbour, who is in Ethiopia visiting prisons, said conditions she
had seen were "rudimentary" and "harsh".
said it was not right that detainees had been held in custody for
a year without bail.
leaders and journalists are among 129 people who have been denied
bail after being accused of genocide ...
gets into election gear
Standard, Kenya - April 15, 2006
forthcoming by-elections will be tight popularity contests between
the leading political blocks.
christened a mini-general election, the last time Kenya witnessed
such was in 1966 when the late doyen of opposition politics in
Kenya, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga, walked out of Kanu with more than a
dozen MPs to form the Kenya People�s Union (KPU).
the subsequent electioneering, the country was engulfed in
campaigns that could be mistaken for a general election ...
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