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July 31, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
The U.N. Security Council voted to end an eight-year peacekeeping mission between Eritrea and Ethiopia, a move that the United Nations' chief has warned could lead to a new war. Council members voted unanimously to withdraw the remaining peacekeepers from what was once a 1,700-strong force monitoring a 620-mile-long buffer zone between the African neighbors.
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July 31, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
The U.N. Security Council voted to end an eight-year peacekeeping mission between Eritrea and Ethiopia, a move that the United Nations' chief has warned could lead to a new war. Council members voted unanimously to withdraw the remaining peacekeepers from what was once a 1,700-strong force monitoring a 620-mile-long buffer zone between the African neighbors.
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June 10, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Eritrea accepted an Organization of African Unity plan to end the bloody border conflict with neighboring Ethiopia, and the OAU gave a deadline of noon today for Ethiopia to reply. The plan calls for a halt in fighting and a redeployment of each country's troops to positions held before fighting broke out May 6, 1998, and for U.N. peacekeeping forces to guarantee the border while U.N. mediators demarcate the lines separating the two countries, diplomats involved in the talks said. The U.N.
NEWS
June 10, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Eritrea accepted an Organization of African Unity plan to end the bloody border conflict with neighboring Ethiopia, and the OAU gave a deadline of noon today for Ethiopia to reply. The plan calls for a halt in fighting and a redeployment of each country's troops to positions held before fighting broke out May 6, 1998, and for U.N. peacekeeping forces to guarantee the border while U.N. mediators demarcate the lines separating the two countries, diplomats involved in the talks said. The U.N.
NEWS
June 6, 1998 | KARL VICK, THE WASHINGTON POST
A simmering border dispute between two usually friendly neighbors erupted into airstrikes Friday when Ethiopian fighters bombed an airport in Eritrea, and Eritrea sent its planes to a provincial capital of the country that only five years ago gave it independence. The exchange dramatically escalated recent fighting that until Friday had been limited to ground skirmishes on a section of barren land that each country claims as its own.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 2000
More than 100 members of the Eritrean community in L.A. rallied Tuesday, asking for international support of a peace process to halt a two-year war between their country and Ethiopia. This is the third time since war broke out in 1998 that the local Eritrean community has gathered in front of the Federal Building on Wilshire Boulevard to advocate peace.
NEWS
February 7, 1999 | Associated Press
Eritrean and Ethiopian troops clashed along their disputed border Saturday, with each side accusing the other of instigating the latest round of fighting. Ethiopia said late Saturday that its army had inflicted "heavy losses" at Badme and had seized the Eritrean military outpost at nearby Geza Gerlase. But in a statement faxed to news agencies, the Eritrean government claimed to have routed Ethiopian troops attacking on the Mereb-Serit front, 60 miles southwest of Asmara, the Eritrean capital.
OPINION
June 14, 1998 | JOHN RUDE, John Rude, an educational consultant in Salem, Ore., was a Peace Corps volunteer in Eritrea before the country's independence. He monitored the Ethiopian elections in 1992 and has led tours to Eritrea
The causes and solutions of war between Eritrea and Ethiopia in the Horn of Africa have eluded diplomats and heads of state, ranging from Bill Clinton to Moammar Kadafi. Bombs were released over Asmara, the capital of Eritrea, and Mekele, the capital of Ethiopia's northern region, a week ago; 2,000 foreigners have fled and hundreds of combatants from both countries are dying in battles reminiscent of World War II's El Alamein.
NEWS
June 15, 1998 | ROBIN WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a tentative step to help defuse Africa's latest conflict, the White House announced Sunday that the warring governments of Eritrea and Ethiopia have accepted a U.S. proposal to "halt immediately" airstrikes and the threat of airstrikes. The announcement followed intervention by President Clinton, who talked with the two countries' leaders as he flew from Los Angeles to Washington.
NEWS
June 8, 1998 | RALPH VARTABEDIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.S. military forces completed the evacuation of Americans from the beleaguered capital of Eritrea on Sunday as a top U.S. diplomat left Africa with the fighting between Eritrea and neighboring Ethiopia still out of control. Assistant Secretary of State Susan E. Rice departed Burkina Faso, where African leaders endorsed a proposed cease-fire agreement that U.S. officials hope will end the bombing raids and border skirmishes of recent days.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 2000
More than 100 members of the Eritrean community in L.A. rallied Tuesday, asking for international support of a peace process to halt a two-year war between their country and Ethiopia. This is the third time since war broke out in 1998 that the local Eritrean community has gathered in front of the Federal Building on Wilshire Boulevard to advocate peace.
NEWS
February 7, 1999 | Associated Press
Eritrean and Ethiopian troops clashed along their disputed border Saturday, with each side accusing the other of instigating the latest round of fighting. Ethiopia said late Saturday that its army had inflicted "heavy losses" at Badme and had seized the Eritrean military outpost at nearby Geza Gerlase. But in a statement faxed to news agencies, the Eritrean government claimed to have routed Ethiopian troops attacking on the Mereb-Serit front, 60 miles southwest of Asmara, the Eritrean capital.
NEWS
June 15, 1998 | ROBIN WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a tentative step to help defuse Africa's latest conflict, the White House announced Sunday that the warring governments of Eritrea and Ethiopia have accepted a U.S. proposal to "halt immediately" airstrikes and the threat of airstrikes. The announcement followed intervention by President Clinton, who talked with the two countries' leaders as he flew from Los Angeles to Washington.
OPINION
June 14, 1998 | JOHN RUDE, John Rude, an educational consultant in Salem, Ore., was a Peace Corps volunteer in Eritrea before the country's independence. He monitored the Ethiopian elections in 1992 and has led tours to Eritrea
The causes and solutions of war between Eritrea and Ethiopia in the Horn of Africa have eluded diplomats and heads of state, ranging from Bill Clinton to Moammar Kadafi. Bombs were released over Asmara, the capital of Eritrea, and Mekele, the capital of Ethiopia's northern region, a week ago; 2,000 foreigners have fled and hundreds of combatants from both countries are dying in battles reminiscent of World War II's El Alamein.
NEWS
June 6, 1998 | KARL VICK, THE WASHINGTON POST
A simmering border dispute between two usually friendly neighbors erupted into airstrikes Friday when Ethiopian fighters bombed an airport in Eritrea, and Eritrea sent its planes to a provincial capital of the country that only five years ago gave it independence. The exchange dramatically escalated recent fighting that until Friday had been limited to ground skirmishes on a section of barren land that each country claims as its own.
NEWS
April 9, 1992 | Associated Press
Eritreans will vote by April, 1993, on whether their region should declare independence from Ethiopia, an official Eritrean radio station said Wednesday. Independence for Eritrea, Ethiopia's northernmost province along the Red Sea, would leave Ethiopia landlocked.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 1998 | TRICIA REDEKER HEPNER, Tricia Redeker Hepner is a doctoral student in anthropology and African studies at Michigan State University
As an anthropologist studying Eritrea and Ethiopia, I am dismayed at the way the international media have approached and reported on the current escalating border conflict between the two nations. I was evacuated from Asmara, the capital of Eritrea, on the evening of June 5, several hours after the initial bombings of the airport by Ethiopian warplanes.
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