Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Eritrea rejects US peace mission

Eritrea's president, Isaias Afewerki, has snubbed a US team trying to solve Eritrea's border dispute with Ethiopia and insists Ethiopia comply with an international border ruling.

Last month, Eritrea ordered United Nations peacekeepers from Western states to leave the buffer zone.

Observers saw the US mission - which was to have been led by US Assistant Secretary of State Jendayi Frazer - as the last opportunity to resolve the dispute.

Full story (BBC) 18 January, 2006.


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